Lisa Maldonado is the Area Director at SEIU1021 a public employee union representing working people in the North Bay. SEIU1021 represents over 4500 city, county, non-profit and municipal workers and is a strong force for social justice for all working people, leading on campaigns to fight for increased wages, pensions and paid sick leave for all. She is currently on the Executive Board for the Yes on C- Save Our Homes Rent Control Measure.
She was previously the Executive Director of the North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO where she directed the coordinated efforts of local unions in Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake County to work collectively on mobilizing workers on legislative, political and issue campaigns that affect working families.
As Executive Director of the North Bay Labor Council, which has over 70 affiliated unions and 60 thousand members, Lisa worked to advocate for Living Wage and Community Impact Reports as well as for card check agreements, project labor agreements and community benefit agreements which will ensure that local government are accountable to create sustainable jobs and responsible, green and equitable policies around development.
Lisa is an attorney and has previously worked as Field Director of the ACLU of Northern California where she coordinated field campaigns on issues such as racial profiling, the death penalty, marriage equality and immigrant’s rights. She has previously served as a Campaign Coordinator for the California Faculty Association and the Political Director of the San Mateo Central Labor Council.
Lisa is on the Steering Committee of the Accountable Development Coalition and the Coalition for a Better Sonoma County. Lisa has also served as an appointee to the Measure O Gang Prevention Task Force, the Sonoma County Health Action Commission and the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women. Lisa is currently on the Board of Directors for the Graton Day Labor Center and Imaginists Theatre. She has a degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University and a JD from the University of San Francisco Law School.