New Staff: Public Affairs Specialist Jeff Rogers

December 2011

The Public Affairs/Communications Department is pleased to welcome new staff member Jeff Rogers.

Jeff is a veteran of the labor movement, having led AFSCME Local 800, the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, to its first strike vote in 50 years.  As President, Jeff was part of a group who re-energized the 500-member local in its mission to support charitable organizations. Later, Jeff was on the Board at AFSCME Council 36, before working in the communications department at SEIU 721.

“I think unions are a crucial part of maintaining democracy and shared prosperity in this country. In every union I’ve been in so far, I’ve seen that the union improves the quality
of the work and the functioning of the organization,” said Jeff about his lifetime commitment to the movement.

Jeff grew up in Michigan.  Away from the office, he enjoys writing poetry and fiction, watching movies, hiking and camping.