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Rebecca Waxman

Rebecca Waxman, a St. Louis native, moved to New Orleans in 2008 to participate in Avodah’s Jewish Service Corps. She then spent five years as a mental health and housing case manager before joining the staff of Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel as a barista. In December 2016, after a two-year campaign, she and her coworkers successfully unionized. Today, Rebecca continues to organize with UNITE HERE's Local 23 as a leader on the organizing and bargaining committee at her workplace.