Karen White
Karen White (wearing red top) with honorees at Saturday's New Labor function.
URA-AFT Social Justice chair Karen White was recognized by New Labor Saturday for her work on social justice issues for working poor, including New Jersey’s innovative paid family leave insurance, increase in the minimum wage, wage theft ordinance, and promoting earned sick leave policies. White is Director of the Working Families Program, Center for Women and Work and Co-Chair of the Time to Care Coalition.

In addition to White, the group recognized the work of Les Leopold, Director of the Labor Institute; Sima C. Milgraum, Esq. Attorney-at-law and New Labor member honorees: Ines Garcia of New Brunswick; Diego Cazar of Lakewood and Jonass Mendoza of Newark.

New Labor is an alternative model of worker organization that combines new and existing strategies to improve working conditions and provide a voice for immigrant workers throughout New Jersey. For more information, see www.newlabor.org.

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