About Us: Labor & Immigration Contributors

Contributing Writers – Labor and Immigration

White Ocuupy

Our Law@theMargins contributors just don’t write for the website, they also are incredibly helpful in identifying on the ground labor advocates whose work should be lifted up and highlighted.

Their affiliations are for identification only and they do not accept all the views expressed on Law@theMargins.

White Ocuupy

General Secretary of Uganda Textile, Garment, Leather and Allied Workers Union (UTGLAWU); Project Coordinator, Industriall East African Union Building Project Latest Post: Life of Trade Union Leader

Catherine Aneno

General Secretary of Uganda Textile, Garment, Leather and Allied Workers Union (UTGLAWU)
Project Coordinator, Industriall East African Union Building Project

Catherine Aneno rose from being a designer/tailor in Uganda’s garment industry to a union organizer and eventually in 2005, the first female General Secretary of UTGLAWU. Under her leadership, the organization has grown to more than 4000 members in a challenging sector that is often unstable.

Latest Post: Life of Trade Union Leader

Dovie King Partner Ochoa KingDovie currently serves as in-house legal counsel to the AFT Guild, Local 1931 and is a founding law partner at Ochoa│King, a boutique union-side labor and employment law firm dedicated to advancing, supporting and defending the rights of labor unions and their members. Dovie earned her JD at Northeastern University School of Law and her BA at Brown University. Born and raised in San Diego, she is the daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Costa Rica Latest Post: Civil Rights as Labor Rights:

Dovie King

Partner Ochoa King

Dovie currently serves as in-house legal counsel to the AFT Guild, Local 1931 and is a founding law partner at Ochoa│King, a boutique union-side labor and employment law firm dedicated to advancing, supporting and defending the rights of labor unions and their members.

Dovie earned her JD at Northeastern University School of Law and her BA at Brown University. Born and raised in San Diego, she is the daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Costa Rica

Latest Post: Civil Rights as Labor Rights:

Earl Brown Labor & Employment Law Counsel Solidarity CenterEarl V. Brown, Jr. is the Labor and Employment Law Counsel at the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center, past Co-Chair of the ABA Labor Law Section’s Committee on International Labor and Employment Law, and a Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Law. Latest Post: Extending the Rule of Law to Industrial Interns in China

Earl Brown

Labor & Employment Law Counsel Solidarity Center

Earl V. Brown, Jr. is the Labor and Employment Law Counsel at the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center, past Co-Chair of the ABA Labor Law Section’s Committee on International Labor and Employment Law, and a Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Law.

Latest Post: Extending the Rule of Law to Industrial Interns in China

Hanan Kolko Member, Meyer Suozzi English & Klein Hanan B. Kolko, a skilled and experienced litigator in labor and employee benefits law, joined Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. in 1999 and became a Member of the firm in 2003. In addition to representing union clients before federal and state courts, the National Labor Relations Board and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, Mr. Kolko has handled hundreds of arbitration cases. Mr. Kolko has helped union clients navigate Department of Labor investigations and has successfully represented union members unfairly accused of breaching union by-laws. Mr. Kolko counsels unions about their rights and obligations on a daily basis. For fuller biography, Hanan Kolko Member, Meyer Suozzi English & Klein Hanan B. Kolko, a skilled and experienced litigator in labor and employee benefits law, joined Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. in 1999 and became a Member of the firm in 2003. In addition to representing union clients before federal and state courts, the National Labor Relations Board and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, Mr. Kolko has handled hundreds of arbitration cases. Mr. Kolko has helped union clients navigate Department of Labor investigations and has successfully represented union members unfairly accused of breaching union by-laws. Mr. Kolko counsels unions about their rights and obligations on a daily basis. Prior to joining Meyer, Suozzi, from 1994 until 1999, Mr. Kolko was a partner of the law firm of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard. For fuller biography, see http://www.msek.com/profiles/labor-law-employee-erisa-lawyers/hanan-b-kolko.php"> Click here

Hanan Kolko

Member, Meyer Suozzi English & Klein

Hanan B. Kolko, a skilled and experienced litigator in labor and employee benefits law that frequently counsels unions about their rights and obligations. In addition to representing union clients before federal and state courts, the National Labor Relations Board and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, Mr. Kolko has handled hundreds of arbitration cases. and helped union clients navigate Department of Labor investigations.

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Rocio Avila State Policy Director, National Domestic Worker Alliance Rocio Avila is a Chicana/Latina community lawyer from San Francisco and a longtime immigrant rights activist and a domestic worker advocate. Read her Latest Post: Domestic Workers Movement: Transformational Change One Worker At a Time

Rocio Avila

State Policy Director, National Domestic Worker Alliance

Rocio Avila is a Chicana/Latina community lawyer from San Francisco and a longtime immigrant rights activist and a domestic worker advocate.

Latest Post: Domestic Workers Movement: Transformational Change One Worker At a Time

Suzanne Adeley Global Labor and Human Rights Lawyer and Organizer Suzanne Adeley has worked on several labor and human rights projects in the United States, India, Egypt, and Turkey, in various capacities. She is the former India Project Coordinator of the United Auto Workers, Global Organizing Institute and has worked as a researcher and organizer with the International Commission for Labor Rights, since 2014. Adeley is on the bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the a National Lawyers Guild International co-chair. She is the daughter of Arab Teamsters.

Suzanne Adeley

Global Labor and Human Rights Lawyer and Organizer

Suzanne Adeley has worked on several labor and human rights projects in the United States, India, Egypt, and Turkey, in various capacities. She is the former India Project Coordinator of the United Auto Workers, Global Organizing Institute and has worked as a researcher and organizer with the International Commission for Labor Rights, since 2014.

Adeley is on the bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the a National Lawyers Guild International co-chair. She is the daughter of Arab Teamsters.

 Terri Nilliasca Community Partner FellowCenter for HumanitiesCUNY Grad CenterNarrating Change Project Terri Nilliasca is a daughter of a Filipina domestic worker and decade long volunteer and ally of Damayan. She is currently working at the United Auto Workers in the Global Organizing Institute assisting in curriculum, research, and leading popular education workshops for members and organizers.

Terri Nilliasca

Community Partner Fellow
Center for Humanities
CUNY Grad Center
Narrating Change Project

Terri Nilliasca is a daughter of a Filipina domestic worker and decade long volunteer and ally of Damayan. She has been active in NYC Filipino organizing for more than a decade, including, Network in Solidarity for the People of the Philippines, Gabriela Network, and now as a Community Advisory Board Member for DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association.

Latest Post: Employing-a-Spiritual Framework to Advance the Immigrant Rights Movement Forward

Victor Narro Project Director for the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education Lecturer at UCLA Law School and UCLA School of Urban Planning Terri Nilliasca is a daughter of a Filipina domestic worker and decade long volunteer and ally of Damayan. She is currently working at the United Auto Workers in the Global Organizing Institute assisting in curriculum, research, and leading popular education workshops for members and organizers. Latest Post: Employing-a-Spiritual Framework to Advance the Immigrant Rights Movement Forward

Victor Narro

Project Director for the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education Lecturer at UCLA Law School and UCLA School of Urban Planning.

Victor Narro is a nationally known expert on the workplace rights of immigrant workers. His focus at the Labor Center is to provide leadership training and workshops for Los Angeles’s immigrant workers, and internship opportunities for UCLA students. Click here for a more detailed biography.

Latest Post: Employing-a-Spiritual Framework to Advance the Immigrant Rights Movement Forward