Lamoin Werlein-Jaen

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Lamoin Werlein-Jaen

Template:TOCnestleft Lamoin Werlein-Jaen is a Northern California labor activist. He was born and raised in Panama.


Lamoin Werlein-Jaen joined the UC Berkeley Labor Center in 2016 as a Senior Labor Educator and Director of Leadership Development Programs. He most recently was the Lead Representative for IFPTE Local 21 in San Jose, CA, and was President of the San Mateo Labor Council from 2013 to 2016. Prior to this he worked for 18 years at UNITE HERE Local 2 in San Francisco, serving as the elected Vice-President from 2000 to 2006 and elected Secretary Treasurer from 2006 to 2012. In addition, he was a faculty member and taught at City College of San Francisco in the Labor and Community Studies Department from 2000 to 2013. Lamoin came to the United States in 1981 from the Republic of Panamá and to Madison, WI, before moving to California in 1995. He has a BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's Degree from San Francisco State University.[1]

Contributors PSN News

Contributors to the May 1986 issue of The Progressive Student News from Madison were Sarah McLanahan, Lamoin Werlein-Jaen.



In the late 1980s Lamoin Werlein-Jaen was active in the Progressive Student Network in Madison Wisconsin.

FRSO Forum


Circa 1991 Carol Hoffman, Eric Popkin, Lamoin Werlein-Jaen took part in Freedom Road Socialist organization/Forward Motion Forum in Madison on El Salvador and Panama.


In the early 1990s Lamoin Werlein-Jaen was a member of the Student Commission of Freedom Road Socialist Organization.


In 1988, Lamoin Werlein-Jaen was working with Progressive Student Network.

Third World Student Network

In 1991 Lamoin Werlein-Jaen was working with the Third World Student Network in Madison Wisconsin.[2]

Center for Political Education

In 2001 Lamoin Werlein-Jaen of HERE and Local 2; Conny Ford of OPEIU and Local 3; Lillian Galedo of Filipinos for Affirmative Action and Local 2; Steve Williams of People Organized to Win Employment Rights and Joe Wilson of the Coleman Advocates for Youth gave talks entitled: "Building Labor and Community Partnerships: Potential and Pitfalls." The classes were held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education, an organization closely associated with the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.[3]

In 2004 Lamoin Werlein-Jaen, Roger White, Elder Freemen, and Betita Martinez gave talks entitled: "Fascism three-part series: What’s goin’ on in 2004? What Dangers do we Face?" The talks were held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education.[3]