Sharon Delugach

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Sharon Delugach


Sharon Delaguch is a resident of Los Angeles with extensive government and labor experience. She is currently the Community Engagement Coordinator American Federation of Teachers and was formerly Staff Director for the UCLA Labor Center. At the Labor Center, Ms Delugach works with staff and advisory committee members to develop strategic plans and coordinates work with labor unions, students and community organizations. She also manages graduate student research and works with state and local legislators on policy issues.

Under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Ms. Delugach managed the mayor’s commission appointments. Her other City experience includes being chief of staff for Councilmember Jackie Goldberg and policy director for Councilmember Martin Ludlow.

Ms. Delugach also has extensive community, labor and campaign experience.[1]

United Farm Workers

Sharon Delugach became involved with the United Farm Workers as a teenager in 1974. She was on staff full time from 1975–77, working mainly on the Gallo Boycott in Los Angeles, and the Proposition 14 campaign in the Bay Area. [2]

Liberty Hill Funding board

The Liberty Hill Foundation Los Angeles Community Funding Board in 1989 consisted of Members of Liberty Hill's Community Funding Board in 1989, Barbara Metzenbaum, Sharon Delugach, Sylvia Castillo, Fred Mautner, Victor Griego, .Karen Bass, Paula Crisostomo, Enrique Delacruz, Larry Frank, Khader Hamide, Sarah Jacobus, Barbara Becker, Mirta Ocana, Torie Osborn, Sherry Winters, Evelyn Yoshimura and Lori Zimmerman.[3]

Liberty Hill Commissions Training Program

Liberty Hill Commissions Training Program Sponsorship Committee members: Sheila Kuehl (Chair), Director, Public Policy Institute at Santa Monica College and former State Senator; Dean Hansell President, Board of Fire & Police Pension Commissioners; Lara Bergthold, Principal, Griffin Schein; Aileen Adams, Deputy Mayor of Strategic Partnerships Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Stewart Kwoh, President, Asian Pacific American Legal Center; Kathay Feng, Executive Director, Common Cause; Tom Saenz, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF); Torie Osborn, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood and Community Services Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Larry Frank, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Pascual Romel, Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Nolan Rollins, President & CEO Los Angeles Urban League; Helen Torres, Executive Director Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE); Regina Freer, Professor, Occidental College, Vice President, Planning Commission; Sharon Delugach, Community Engagement Coordinator, American Federation of Teachers; Roxana Tynan, Executive Director Los Angeles for a New Economy (LAANE). Honorary Co-Chairs: Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield.[4]

New Party builder

New Party News Fall 1994 listed over 100 New Party activists-"some of the community leaders, organizers, retirees,, scholars, artists, parents, students, doctors, writers and other activists who are building the NP." The list included Sharon Delaguch, Los Angeles.

Progressive Los Angeles Network

Circa 2002 , Sharon Delaguch, 45th Assembly District Director for Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, served on the Advisory board of the Democratic Socialists of America dominated Progressive Los Angeles Network.[5]

Workers’ Congress

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO hosted its first Workers’ Congress in four years. Nearly 1,000 union members from every industry turned out on Tuesday, March 13 2018 at downtown L.A.’s Westin Bonaventure Hotel to share stories, plan strategy, and swear in its most diverse executive board in the organization’s 133-year history.

“Our issues are inseparable, our futures are inseparable, we are inseparable, and today’s work is finding how we all win in 2018,” said Rusty Hicks, president of the LA Fed.

On one panel, speakers addressed the deepening union involvement in public issues and campaigns. The old model for “community outreach,” said Sharon Delugach from the AFT, was to call upon community organizations when the union needed bodies at demonstrations and public hearings.

In that panel, “Big John” Harriel, a union member and foreman with IBEW Local 11, spoke movingly about mistakes he had made early in his life that led him to prison, and how upon release the building trades unions above all kept the door open to former felons to apprentice for a new trade, join the union workforce, and transform their lives, families, and communities. He works with an organization called 2nd Call, helping former felons to unlearn dysfunctional behaviors which often lead to recidivism. Alexandra Suh from the Koreatown Immigrant Worker Alliance (KIWA) spoke of her organization’s collaboration with the labor movement in trying to improve working conditions in small immigrant-run shops and restaurants that characterize the economy of her neighborhood.[6]

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