Why Strong Labor Organizing Is Needed Right Now w/ Rudy Gonzalez
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Workers across America keep losing their jobs due to COVID-19. How can workers organize to get by during these trying times?
Join us for a virtual conversation with Rudy Gonzalez on why strong labor organizing is needed right now to help workers during this crisis.
More about Rudy Gonzalez:
In 2018, Rudy Gonzalez was selected to be the youngest Executive Director and first person of color to head the San Francisco Labor Council in its 125 year history.
Informed by the social justice doctrine of his Catholic upbringing and motivated by a sense of stewardship instilled by his father’s lifelong career as a firefighter, he found purpose in building power for vulnerable workers.
After leading organizing campaigns that nearly doubled the size and strength of his local union, he became a director and officer of Local 856. In May of 2018, Rudy was selected by the Executive Committee to assist the Council during a time of transition as Interim Executive Director. In August of 2018, Rudy was nominated and elected unanimously by the council delegates to his first two-year term.
At the Council, Rudy leads the staff team as they work together to assist affiliate unions with political mobilization, contract campaigns and strategic organizing.
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