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 stemming in the darkness.
We empower the many poor and working people from all walks of life to take action and stand up for themselves and others.
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 when we hit roadblocks along the way.
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.
Belén Cid-Garcia is the Director of Operations of Unemployed Workers United, (UWU). Belen was born and raised in a small town in Michoacan, Mexico.
José Ignacio Gaona
José is the Development Coordinator at Unemployed Workers United, (UWU). Jose is a community advocate and nonprofit professional with focus areas in fundraising, policy, public relations, and board management.
Lynn Hứa is the Co-Director of Digital & Distributed Organizing at Unemployed Workers United (UWU), the eldest daughter of Vietnamese refugees, and a movement activist at heart.
Anahi Tapia Torres
(818) 208 - 7427
Anahi is the Co-Director of Digital & Distributed Organizing at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). Anahi was born in Mexico raised in the Southside of Chicago.
Kim Selig is a National Organizer 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.
Harinee Suthakar (pronouns: she/her) is a national organizer at UWU. She has roots in Chennai, India, grew up in New Jersey and has called Pennsylvania home since 2012.
Reyna (Rey) Wences (pronouns: they/them) was born in Mexico City and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Rey grew up undocumented and became involved in community organizing after graduating high school.