OUR 2019 HONOREES


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Created in 1928, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is the largest supplier of treated water in the United States, providing water to a service area of 19 million people in six counties.


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Tom Morello is a groundbreaking musician both as a solo artist (The Nightwatchman) and as a member of the rock bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. He’s long been a valiant activist across issues of homelessness, poverty, hunger, and social justice, among other causes.

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UNITE HERE! Local 11 represents more than 30,000 workers employed in hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, convention centers and elsewhere throughout Southern California and Arizona.

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Gloria D. Gray


Gloria D. Gray is chairwoman of the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors, the first African-American to lead the board and only the second woman to do so in the district’s 90-year history.
 
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Ada Briceno


Ada Briceno is co-President of UNITE HERE! Local 11. She got her start as a front-desk clerk at an Anaheim hotel after high school and later became President at the age of 26 of the Santa Ana-based hotel workers union, Local 681, which merged with Local 11.  Before serving as Local 11’s co-President, she was the union’s Secretary-Treasurer.





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Cherri Senders
Chair, President
Labor 411


Dr. Peter Dreier
Dir., Urban & Env’l Policy Dept.
Occidental College


Anita Hernandez
MillerCoors Irwindale Brewery


Stephen Kaufman
Kaufman Legal Group


Armando Olivas
Regional Director
United Way of America


Christopher J. Blass
Secretary-Treas., Nat’l Director
Kaiser Permanente


Sally Greenberg
Executive Director
National Consumers League


Rusty Hicks
President
LA Fed, AFL-CIO


Harold Meyerson
Executive Editor
American Prospect


Kent Wong
Director
UCLA Labor Center


Daniel Cardozo
CEO
Ethix Ventures


Julie Gutman Dickinson
Partner
Bush, Gottlieb


Gene Hurd
President
UAW Local 509


Chloe Osmer
Chief of Staff
LA Fed, AFL-CIO


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