Nelson Motto

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Nelson Motto

Nelson Motto is on the Board of Directors[1] at PowerSwitch Action, which envisions a "multi-racial feminist democracy".[2]

PowerSwitch Action was formerly Partnership for Working Families.


Partnership for Working Families's archived bio for Nelson Motto:[3]

"Nelson is the Director of LAANE’s Fair Work Week LA campaign. He was born in El Salvador and has lived in Los Angeles since 1980. He began organizing day laborers with IDEPSCA, and later organized with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), CLEAN Car Wash Campaign, and the United Steel Workers. He later worked as a labor representative representing public school employees with the California School Employees Association (CSEA). Most recently, he worked as an organizer with the New Orleans Worker Center and the National Guest Worker Alliance, organizing immigrant metal workers in New Orleans’ shipyard industry and organizing guest workers around the country."

How Class Works

The "How Class Works - 2008" conference held at Stony Brook, New York, June 5 - 7, 2008, Center for Study of Working Class Life, proposed speakers list included: Sam Anderson, Catherine-Mercedes Brillantes Judge, Pedro Caban, Fuat Ercan, Claudia Fegan, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Tami Gold, Elizabeth Hoffman, Sara Jarayaman, Stathis Kouvelakis, Sherry Linkon, Meizhu Lui, Manning Marable, Jack Metzgar, Nelson Motto, Manny Ness, Bertell Ollman, Jeff Perry, Catherine Pouzoulet, David Roediger, Andrew Ross, John Russo, Vinny Tirelli, Michelle Tokarczyk, Richard Trumka and Joe Wilson.

Conference organiser was Michael Zweig Director, Center for Study of Working Class Life, Department of Economics State University of New York ,Stony Brook, NY[4].