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LABOR

From gig work organizers to union researchers

Gustavo Ajche

Gustavo Ajche
Founder, Los Deliveristas Unidos, NYC
Ajche, an immigrant from Guatemala and delivery worker, is the public face of Los Deliveristas Unidos (LDU), an organizing effort spawned by the Workers Justice Project (WJP) to increase the protection and safety of app delivery workers in the gig economy. WJP is a New York City worker center that educates, organizes, and fights for better work conditions and social justice in the workplace. NOTE: Ajche also speaks K'iche.

FOCUS: Labor
LANGUAGE: English, Spanish
ORGANIZATION: Los Deliveristas Unidos, Workers Justice Project

Brian Callaci

Brian Callaci
Chief Economist, Open Markets Institute
Callaci is an economist studying market structure and worker power at Open Markets, which works to address threats to democracy, individual liberties, and national security from corporate monopolies. He researches and writes about market structure and antitrust law and their relationship to worker and employer power. Prior to this, Callaci, a former union researcher, worked at the Strategic Organizing Center and Workers United/SEIU.

FOCUS: Labor
LANGUAGE: English
ORGANIZATION: Open Markets Institute

Hildalyn Colón Hernández

Hildalyn Colón Hernández
Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships, Los Deliveristas Unidos/Workers Justice Project

FOCUS: Labor
LANGUAGE: English, Spanish
ORGANIZATION: Los Deliveristas Unidos, Workers Justice Project

Spencer Cox

Spencer Cox
Strategic Analyst, Research and Data Scientist, and Graduate Instructor, University of Minnesota

FOCUS: Labor
LANGUAGE: English
ORGANIZATION: University of Minnesota

Charlotte Garden

Charlotte Garden
Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
Garden, an expert in labor and employment law, focuses on the intersection of work/labor/technology and the Constitution. She’s co-author of two labor and employment law casebooks, and a co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of U.S. Labor Law for the Twenty-First Century. She is a co-author of two leading labor & employment law casebooks: Modern Labor Law in the Private and Public Sectors and Employment Law Cases and Materials.

FOCUS: Labor
LANGUAGE: English
ORGANIZATION: University of Minnesota Law

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