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Instructors & Staff

Adam Stern

The Myers Law Group, J.D., Southwest University School of Law (1987).

Armando Olivas

Regional Director, AFL-CIO Community Services, B.S. Human Services, CSU Fullerton (1980).

Bob Hunt

Labor Attorney, J.D., Loyola Law School (1991).

Carl Friedlander

President, Community College Council/CFT, M.A. English.

Caroline O’Connor

Director of Communications, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Masters in Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin (2009).

Cheryl Wallach

Worker’s Comp. Attorney and Partner, Ford and Wallach,  J.D. Pepperdine University (1991).  Ford and Wallach Facebook Page

Chuck Adinolfi

Field Director, UFCW Local 324, A.A. Social Science, Rio Hondo College.

David Adelstein

Labor Attorney and partner, Bush, Gottlieb, Singer, Lopez, Kohanski, Adelstein, and Dickinson, J.D., McGeorge School of Law (1982).

Deogracia Cornelio

Associate Director of Education, UCLA-LOSH, M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Florida (2003).

Ericka Wills

Labor Educator, United Steelworkers District 12, M.S. English, Illinois State University.

Esmie Grubbs

Executive Director, AFT Local 1475, B.A. Sociology, Mount St. Mary’s College.

Ghosha Maffei

Labor Educator, B.S., Labor Studies, Rutgers University, M.P.A., Tennessee State (1981).

Gillian Goldberg

Labor Attorney and Partner, Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Quiñonez, APLC., J.D. UCLA School of Law (2006).

Goetz Wolff

Lecturer, School of Public Affairs, UCLA, M.A. Political Science.

Jackie White

Union Trustee/Training Coordinator, NALC Branch 24, A.A. Labor Studies, LATTC (1988).

James Varga, JD

West Coast Counsel, IATSE, Glendale University College of Law (1977).

Jim Walker

Attended University of Phoenix, over 20 yrs. experience in Labor Relations.

Jimmy Gomez

Assemblyman, 51st Assembly District, M.A. Public Policy, Harvard University.

Joaquin Calderon

Recording Secretary, LCLAA-SG Valley, B.A., Political Studies, Pitzer College (1999).

Jody Klipple

Negotiator, SEIU 721, J.D., Southwestern Law School (2011).

John R. McDowell, Jr.

Founder of Labor Center at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Political Director, LA College Faculty Guild, Local 1521, Chair, California Student Aid Commission, B.A. Social Sciences, M.A. Sociology, California State University, Sacramento (1970).

Joseph L Paller, Jr.

Labor Attorney/Partner, Gilbert & Sackman, J.D., UCLA School of Law (1978).

June McMahon

Former Coordinator, Labor Programs, UCLA Labor Center, M.A., Education, UCLA (1989).

Katarina del Valle-Thompson

Union Director of Registered Nurses, SEIU Local 721, A.S. Degree, Glendale College (1995).

Kathleen Yasuda

Labor Center Director, Grievance Rep., AFT Local 1521, M.A. Public Policy, Human Services, Education and Labor, Harvard University (1998).

Kenadi Le

Program Coordinator, Dolores Huerta Labor Institute, J.D., UC Davis (2004).

Lewis Levy

Labor Attorney and Partner, Levy Phillips,  Southwest University School of Law (1982).

Linda Delp

Director, UCLA-LOSH, M.A. Public Health, UCLA (1983).

Lou Siegel

Communications Coordinator, Labor Public Relations Specialist, working exclusively with unions on research, writing and strategies for organizing, bargaining and internal campaigns. B.A. Windham College (1975).

Lou Zigman

Arbitrator, Attorney, J.D., George Washington University Law School (1969). Member of National Academy of Arbitrators; formerly with NLRB for 10 years.

Marcus Hatcher,

Director of Representational Excellence, SEIU-UHW, B.A. Communications, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Mary Hodge

Political Campaign Consultant, B.A., Political Science, University of Akron (2008).

Matt Hart

Union Representative, UFCW Local 324, B.A. Labor Studies.

Mindy Chen

Trainer, Student Intern Program, AFT 1521, M.S. Ed. Pyschological Services.

Olga Garcia

Assistant, A career District employee since 1993. A.A. Degree, Liberal Arts, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (2001).

Robert Cantore

Labor Attorney and Partner, Gilbert & Sackman, J.D., St. John’s University School of Law (1974).

Rusty Hicks

Executive Secretary-Treasurer, L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, B.A., Political Science, Austin College (2002).

Scott Ford

Worker’s Comp. Attorney and Partner, Ford and Wallach,  J.D. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (1992).  Ford and  Wallach Facebook Page

Steven Holguin

Principal, Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Quinonez , APLC, J.D., UCLA School of Law.

Tanya Akel

Educator and Project Director, UCLA-LOSH, M.A. Urban Planning.

Teresa Conrow

Labor Organizer/Educator in U.S. and abroad, B.A. Sociology, Earlham College, IN (1979).

Vivien A. De La Torre

Assistant, B.A, Social Sciences, University of Santo Tomas (1987).

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