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    Event Mobility & Opportunity

    Unionization and The Future of COVID Recovery

    Join the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement for a conversation with national labor and political leaders to discuss how unionization and protecting the right to organize can support COVID-19 economic recovery efforts and improve opportunities for the nation’s diverse Latino communities.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought long-standing race and gender workforce inequities into sharper focus. Historically, Black and Brown communities have struggled to find jobs that offer fair wages, healthcare access, paid leave, and employment security. And the past 18+ months of pandemic-related public health crises and economic shutdowns have only widened this gap. This conversation with national labor and political leaders covers how unionization can fit within our collective strategies for bolstering wages, improving working conditions, and building multi-racial coalitions in a post COVID-19 economy.
    Featured panelists include:
    • Senator María Elena Durazo, California State Senate
    • Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, US House of Representatives
    • Janella T. Hinds, NYC Central Labor Council
    • Yanira Merino, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
    • Dr. Patricia Campos-Medina, The Worker Institute at Cornell University
    • Jeong Park, The Sacramento Bee (Moderator)

    When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT/ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

    A recording of this panel discussion is available here.

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