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‘So You Want to Work in Labor?’ panel on Feb. 13 via Zoom

SEATTLE — If you are interested in supporting good jobs with benefits and building power for working families, there are staff positions available working for unions in Washington state.

But what does it mean to work in the labor movement? Are you interested in learning more about working for a union, labor center, or organization supporting workers?

The University of Washington’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies will host “So You Want to Work in Labor?” a virtual panel featuring eight labor leaders discussing their experiences, what their work entails, and offering advice to those interested in working in labor outside of academic settings. All who are interested are encouraged to join via Zoom on Monday, Feb. 13 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Register here.

Hear from labor leaders about their work, how they found their way to the labor movement, and what influences them. There are many ways to work in and be involved in the labor movement. Panelists represent a variety of organizations, positions, and experiences and will answer guided questions and questions from attendees. All are welcome to attend.

The panelists (in alphabetical order) will be:

●  Morgan Currier (Lead Contract Organizer, SEIU CIR)
●  Eunice How (Lead Community and Political Organizer, UNITE HERE 8)
●  Amy Leong (Lead Organizer, APALA)
●  Ada Lin (Researcher, SEIU 1199NW)
●  Guillermo Mogollan (Political and legislative organizer, Teamsters 117)
●  James Oliveros (Labor Educator, WA LERC)
●  Kasi Perreira (Director of Racial and Gender Justice, Washington State Labor Council)
●  Patrice Tisdale (Staff Attorney, Drivers Union)

All are invited to join the Harry Bridges Center’s “So You Want to Work in Labor?” virtual panel via Zoom on Monday, Feb. 13 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Download and share the event flier and register to participate today!

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