The American working-class has always been stronger and more unified than we are led to believe. Our time to come together is now. While we stay nimble in our approach and tactics, the following are the core principles that guide our journey:
We’re not afraid of tackling the most difficult issues and calling out inequality and oppression.
We empower poor and working people from all walks of life to take action and stand up for themselves and their communities.
One step at a time, our goal is to achieve a future state of living and thriving, rather than the current painful surviving.
By fostering a sense of community and inclusion, we can heal and lift each other up.
The more we challenge our assumptions and focus on our most pressing issues, the more equipped we’ll be to drive meaningful change.
In order to build the largest multiracial working-class coalition in the United States, we’ll need to do it together. Get to know Unemployed Workers United’s anchor organizations below.
Neidi Dominguez Zamorano (she/her) is the founding Executive Director of Unemployed Workers United. Neidi is a committed organizer, experienced campaigner, and visionary strategist in the immigrant rights and workers rights movements, and has been recognized as a Ford Global Fellow and an Aspen Job Quality Fellow for her leadership in the labor movement.
Lynn Hứa (she/her) is the Director of Digital Organizing, at Unemployed Workers United (UWU), the eldest daughter of Vietnamese refugees, and a movement activist at heart.
Belén Cid-Garcia (she/her) is the Director of Operations and HR of Unemployed Workers United, (UWU). Belen was born and raised in a small town in Michoacan, Mexico.
Mike Cassidy (él) es el Director de Comunicaciones de Unemployed Workers United (UWU). Nacido y criado en Phoenix, Arizona, Mike se organizó en el movimiento de justicia para migrantes durante la lucha contra la ley de Arizona "muéstrame tus papeles", SB1070.
Caroline Picker (she/her/hers) is the Development Director at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). She brings over a decade of experience mobilizing resources for migrant justice, queer liberation, and racial justice movement organizations.
Jessica Bansal (she/her) is the Legal Director of Unemployed Workers United. Before joining UWU, Jessica worked as Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Southern California and Co-Legal Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.
José Méndez [they/them] is the Director of Finance and Operations at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). Working in luxury retail management and hospitality for over a decade, José knows the value of organization, attention to detail, follow-thru, and communication.
Kim Selig (she/her/hers) is the Technology Director at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). She was raised in a Union household, where she was taught early that workers’ rights were hard-fought and continuously challenged by political and economic opposition.