This is What Victory Looks Like
Date and Time: Sunday June 24, 10:50AM - 11:05 AM
Presenter: Jose La Luz
Jose a labor activist and intellectual who organizes, promotes and advocates for worker rights in Puerto Rico and the United States. Under the leadership of labor leader Gerald McEntee, President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) who assigned La Luz to lead the fight to achieve collective bargaining rights for public workers in Puerto Rico, La Luz is credited as the architect of the grassroots campaign that resulted in the passage of Law 45 in 1998. This law granted bargaining rights and allowed for the unionization of over 120,000 public employees in Puerto Rico. La Luz is currently the Associate Director of the AFSCME, Leadership Academy.