Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Union Organizer Running for State Office in California

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Union Organizer Running for State Office in California

Pilar Schiavo

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Pilar Schiavo, who comes from a union family and got her start in the labor movement through the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute (OI), is running for the state assembly in California. She was an intern in the early years of the AFL-CIO Union Summer internship program with UNITE HERE Local 11. Schiavo worked as a campus recruiter for a couple years with the OI. She went on to work as political director for the San Francisco Labor Council and then to the California Nurses Association/NNU (CNA/NNU) for 13 years as a union and political organizer.

Schiavo’s campaign is endorsed by more than 50 unions, and she is fighting to unseat an anti-union incumbent who does not share our values. She is one of several union leaders running for the California Legislature this year. Click here to learn more about Schiavo and support her campaign.

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 10/25/2022 – 10:15

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Updated: October 27, 2022 — 11:17 am