LA Fed Swears in Most Diverse Board in 133-Year History
On Tuesday, the LA Fed hosted its Workers’ Congress. The event included 1,000 union and community members from every industry and region. Shedding light on the role of Los Angeles in moving the country’s progressive agenda forward with the theme Inseparable, Rusty Hicks, President of the LA Fed, welcomed attendees. Morning speakers included storytellers explaining the benefit of a union, while raising the importance of issues such as income inequality, veterans, restorative justice, civil rights, affordable housing, immigration, accountability, education, and healthcare.
Afternoon speakers included well-renowned leaders such as Randy “Ironstache” Bryce, who is running against House Speaker Paul Ryan; DACA recipient Astrid Silva and Senior Advisor and National Spokesperson for MoveOn.org Karine Jean Pierre, who are fighting for social and economic justice in the national landscape.