Biden Taps Working People Champions to Transition Teams

President-elect Joe Biden made sure that the voices of working people will be heard in the transition to his administration. He appointed more than two dozen leaders from the labor movement to the various agency review teams that will help make sure the Biden administration is ready to go on day one.

Here is a list of the labor leaders appointed to Biden's transition teams:

  • Transition Advisory Board: International President Lonnie Stephenson, Electrical Workers (IBEW); President Teresa Romero, United Farm Workers (UFW)
  • Department of Education: Beth Antunez, American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Shital Shah, AFT; Marla Ucelli-Kashyap, AFT; Donna Harris-Aikens, National Education Association (NEA)
  • Department of Energy: Brad Markell, Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Sarah Nolan, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • Department of Justice: Rocio Inclan-Rodriguez, NEA
  • Department of Labor: Jennifer Abruzzo, Communications Workers of America (CWA); Jessica Chu, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU); Micheal Hazard, United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA); Nadia Marin-Molina, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON); Shaun O’Brien, AFSCME; Patricia Smith, National Employment Law Project (NELP); Lynn Rhinehart, Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
  • Department of State: Owen Herrnstadt, Machinists (IAM)
  • Department of Treasury: Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO
  • Department of Transportation: David Barnett, UA; Brendan Danaher, Transport Workers Union (TWU); David Cameron, Teamsters (IBT)
  • Federal Reserve: Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO; Renaye Manley, SEIU
  • NASA: David Weaver, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
  • Office of Personnel Management: Melody Gonzales, NEA
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative: Julie Greene Collier, AFL-CIO; Celeste Drake, Directors Guild of America
  • Social Security Administration: Scott Frey, AFSCME
  • Department of Agriculture: LaQuita Honeysucker, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
  • United State Postal Service: Jim Sauber, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)