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Critical Role of Workers in Rebuilding the Economy

Jun 2 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Essential workers

Join the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (UCLA LPPI) and SEIU California for a webinar on the outsized role of workers in COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts, as we reimagine a social safety net that protects and supports our frontline workers. SEIU California represents 700,000 workers on the frontlines, including caregivers, security officers, janitors, school workers distributing food, healthcare workers, nurses, nursing home workers, social workers, and more.

As states and localities start to reopen the economy, the continued health and economic burdens faced by frontline workers add to mounting evidence about the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color. According to research from UCLA LPPI, in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, the coronavirus pandemic has deepened race and class inequalities, and many workers of color are shut out of relief and recovery programs. Join us for a discussion about what it means to be a worker during COVID-19, and how the pandemic can give rise to the genuine opportunity for all workers as we seek to rebuild our economy.

June 2, 2020

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.


UCLA LPPI and SEIU California will host a discussion with these expert voices:

Diego Cartagena, President and CEO of Bet Tzedek

Maria Cabildo, Senior Fellow at Advancement Project California

David Huerta, President of SEIU-USWW

Sonja Diaz, Founding Director of UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative