Eric Brakken

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Eric Brakken is Executive director at SEIU Florida. Lives in Miami, Florida. Married to Jesica J. Torres.

Eric Brakken has been an organizer for the past 22 years, starting on campus at the University of Wisconsin. Co-founded United Students Against Sweatshops in late 90s and organized students nationwide around international and domestic labor issues for several years. Organizer with SEIU since 2001. Led property services organizing in Florida for 10 years including a two-month strike of University of Miami janitors and groundskeepers in 2006 to form a union and a successful organizing drive of UM’s food service workers in 2013. Director of SEIU Florida State Council starting in 2014, working to build a statewide community union and political strategy with SEIU members and community allies. Now focused on working with labor, community, and political organizations to build progressive infrastructure across Florida toward a long-term vision of economic and governing power.[1]

Eric Brakken is Florida State Advisor to the Movement Voter Project.

Second Chances/NFM connection

Tim Heberlein January 26, 2016:

A great team supporting Second Chances!


To support Second Chances go to — with Serena Perez, Curtis Hierro, Eric Brakken, Lolalegriamaria Rodz, Stephanie Porta, Gihan Perera and Desmond Meade at The New Florida Majority.

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those indicating interest in attending, on Facebook included Eric Brakken.[2]