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 (she/her) is the Executive Director Unemployed Workers United (UWU), a movement project to organize precarious and jobless workers.
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.
Lynn Hứa (she/her) is the Co-Director of Organizing at Unemployed Workers United (UWU), the eldest daughter of Vietnamese refugees, and a movement activist at heart.
Kim Selig (she/her) is a Texting Program Manager 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.
Tania Millan (she/her) is the Director of Finance at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). With over a decade of professional experience in the non-profit sector, Tania’s career includes areas of expertise in Finance, Administration, and Human Resources.
Reyna (Rey) Wences (they/them) is the Communications Director of UWU, born in Mexico City and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Rey grew up undocumented and became involved in community organizing after graduating high school.
Mary Torres Cardona (she/her) is the Graphic Designer at Unemployed Workers United. Most recently she was a graphic designer for paid media on the Bernie Sanders campaign.
Dustin Branch (he/him) is a National Digital & Distributed Organizer at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). Born in the Bronx and raised in Central Florida, Dustin gained a passion for workplace democracy after working for several years in the restaurant and hospitality sector as a UniteHERE! and Teamsters union member.
Orlando Perez (they/them) works as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of Unemployed Workers United. Orlando was born in the small municipality of Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco but was raised in CA where their family immigrated to in 1995.
Jabari Mickles (he/him) is the Narrative Manager and is dedicated to shaping the narratives to create a world where Black and Brown folk can be more free. Born in Detroit, Michigan, but later raised in the suburbs outside of St. Louis.
Sebastian Fernandez Giraldo (he/him) works for Unemployed Workers United as a National Bilingual Digital & Distributed Organizer. He was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to Advance, North Carolina when he was twelve.
Mauricio Escobar (he/him) is a National Digital & Distributed Organizer at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). Born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California—Mauricio is no stranger to seeing the economic and social inequalities that face poor and low income communities.
Wacira Maina (he/him) is the Email Campaign Coordinator at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). Born and raised in New York City, Wacira has been passionate about organizing since traveling with his family to a phone bank in Pennsylvania for the Obama campaign in 2008.
Erica England (she/her) is a National Digital and Distributed Organizer at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). She is from Raleigh, North Carolina and from a West African immigrant background.
José Méndez [they/them] is the Administrative Assistant 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.
Daisy Lopez (she/her) is an Administrative Assistant for Unemployed Workers United and lives in Pasadena, CA, where she was born and raised as a first-generation Mexican-American.
Elda Solomon (she/her) is the Policy Coordinator with Unemployed Workers United, working specifically with the Better For All Coalition. Elda hails from Las Vegas, NV, and was born to extremely bright and resilient Ethiopian immigrants.
Yarely Aguirre (she/her/ella) is the People’s First Project Manager for Unemployed Workers United and is based in Phoenix with the District 8 office of Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia. She has roots growing between Salvadorian, Dominican, and Mexican. She was born in California but later moved to Arizona with her family.