About Us

our
Mission

We are a multiracial coalition based in San Francisco, a city of staggering income and racial inequality as well as significant opportunity for innovative progressive leadership. Our SF-based advocacy has won workers rights victories that set precedents statewide and nationally.

Our member groups represent hotel, restaurant, retail and service workers, domestic workers, nurses, teachers, city workers, seniors, people with disabilities, tenants and students.

We believe that workers don’t lead single issue lives — working families need secure jobs with living wages plus accessible healthcare, quality public education, affordable housing and a liveable climate. By building a strong multiracial and multi-issue alliance rooted in long-term relationships and solidarity, we have the power to win significant policy and system change to empower workers and communities of color.

Together we have more power and can win victories that none of us could win alone. Join us.

Staff

alma soto

alma soto

Executive Director

alma (she/they) is Executive Director of Jobs with Justice. She comes to JwJ with sixteen years of union organizing experience. Most recently she was the Organizing Director at United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) where she helped lay the groundwork for the development of an organizing program that includes capacity building, leadership development, and deepening the coalition work of the unions that represent workers in SFUSD. alma came into union organizing work through her strong commitment to grassroots community organizing. As a young adult she was involved in a community organizing campaign in South Central Los Angeles that brought together many of L.A.’s social justice organizations.  There, she came in contact with UNITE HERE Local 11 (UH-L11) staff who encouraged her to become a union organizer. alma worked on numerous campaigns and union drives throughout the country while at UH-L11. When she returned to California she began a decade-long commitment to organizing in public education when she became an organizer with the California Federation of Teachers before moving on to UESF in 2015. alma is always up for an adventure. She loves to explore the Bay Area on foot and on bike, and has taken well to the City’s hills and fog.

Tracey Brieger

Tracey Brieger

Deputy Director

Tracey (she/her) leads JwJ SF’s work on climate justice and just transition, and has led the coalition’s accountable development work to victories including community benefits agreements with local hotel developers guaranteeing workforce training funding and good jobs. Prior to joining JwJ in 2017, Tracey was campaign director then co-director of the statewide environmental justice coalition Californians for Pesticide Reform for 14 years, where she grew organizing capacity to build power in farmworker communities, and coordinated the successful campaign to ban a cancer-causing strawberry pesticide nationally. Tracey has an M.S. in Environmental Science, Policy & Management from UC Berkeley and is an herbalist who sees clients and teaches about plant medicine.

Sasha Wright

Sasha Wright

Communications & Operations Director

Sasha (she/her) provides communications strategy and operations support to JwJ SF campaigns. Sasha came to JwJ with fifteen years in the labor movement as a rank and file member of the Inlandboatman’s Union and a lead organizer at SEIU 1021 where she ran new organizing drives and contract fights. As staff at Pride at Work, Sasha led a campaign for trans-inclusive healthcare at Kaiser Permanente and educated Bay Area unions on how to advocate for queer and trans members through inclusive contract language. Sasha also brings her experience leading art builds and direct actions in the anti-war, global justice and climate justice movements to JwJ mobilizations. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and believes in the power of stories to help us understand and transform our reality. 

Keane Chukwuneta

Keane Chukwuneta

Senior Campaign Coordinator

Keane (he/him) works on JWJ SF’s housing and climate related campaigns. Keane came to JwJ with over eight years of organizing experience from Democratic campaigns, and the labor movement. He has run field operations on competitive campaigns, and supported workers in their fights to win fair contracts and safe working conditions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He is an avid soccer fan, and spends his free time playing pick up soccer, gardening, and reading.

Julia Sebastian

Julia Sebastian

Senior Climate Policy Strategist

Julia (she/her) is Senior Climate Policy Strategist at Jobs with Justice SF. In this capacity she supports a broad coalition of labor unions across California to advance climate policy, secure high road jobs and build critical infrastructure for all Californians. Prior to her work at Jobs with Justice SF, Julia directed research at One Fair Wage, a national coalition, campaign and organization seeking fair wages and working conditions for tipped and subminimum wage service workers. She also spent eight years leading research and strategy at Race Forward, a national movement building, research and media organization for racial justice. Outside of her professional work, Julia is co-coordinator of the White Noise Collective, a popular education organization focused on the intersection of racial privilege and gender oppression. Julia received her Masters of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Stanford University.

Mateo Rebecchi

Mateo Rebecchi

Senior Climate Organizer

Mateo Rebecchi (he/him) is an established organizer with substantial experience working with communities around veterans’ rights, environmental justice, housing justice, labor, and other grassroots campaigns. He began community organizing immediately after completing his military service with the United States Coast Guard. Ultimately, he believes that in any organization, even coalitions, the greatest resource is its people and the community it builts. 

Outside community organizing, he enjoys exploring subjects such as quantum mechanics, the physics of time, and all things paranormal.

Maria Moreno

Maria Moreno

Senior Campaign Coordinator

Maria (she/her) supports the housing and worker’s rights campaigns at Jobs with Justice as a Campaign Coordinator. Maria has six years of experience at a Bay Area worker center, where she organized restaurant workers to improve conditions within their workplaces, managed a workforce development project, and mobilized worker leaders to improve conditions via local and state policy. Maria loves staying active through dancing, hiking, swimming, and exploring places, foods, and cultures within CA and beyond.

Josephine Radbill

Josephine Radbill

Operations Coordinator

Josephine (she/her) is a full-time problem solver, a transit nerd with a serious green thumb, and an adventurer who loves climbing mountains and studying Bay Area flora and fauna. Since moving to Oakland from Atlanta in 2013, she has worked in social justice movement spaces including labor unions and non-profit organizations. She’s been on strike for 61 days and has helped mobilize 100,000 people to take direct action for climate justice. A lifelong learner with an affinity for process, Josephine strives to create systems that improve the lives of working people.

Leadership

Libertad Ayala

AFSCME Local 3299

Alyssa Kang

California Nurses Association

Jenny Huang

Chinese Progressive Association

Chris Ballard

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth

Fred Sherburn-Zimmer

Housing Rights Committee

 

Gordon Mar

National Union of Healthcare Workers

 

Antonio díaz

PODER

Ramsés Teón-Nichols

SEIU Local 1021

Jose Luis Pavon

SEIU United Service Workers West

Ligia Montano

Senior and Disability Action

Angelica Cabande

South of Market Community Action Network

Alejo

Trabajadores Unidos Workers United 

Cassondra Curiel

United Educators of San Francisco

Cynthia Gómez

Unite Here Local 2

Conny Ford

At-large

Our
Members Organizations

Our member groups represent hotel, restaurant, retail and service workers, domestic workers, nurses, teachers, city workers, seniors, people with disabilities, tenants and students.

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