BIO OF FRED AZCARATE…
Fred Azcarate, Executive Director:
Jobs with Justice
Fred Azcarate has 20 years experience as a social movement leader, organizer and trainer. For over 12 years he has been the Executive Director of Jobs with Justice, a national coalition campaign for workersâ€™ rights, social and economic justice. Jobs with Justice works with coalitions leading the fight on workers’ rights, economic and social justice and global justice in more than 40 cities in the United States.
During his tenure at Jobs with Justice the network has grown from a dozen coalitions to more than 40.
Jobs with Justice was also the 2002 recipient of the Letelier-Moffit Human Rights Award.
Fred was elected President of the United States Student Association in 1988, the first Asian-American to hold that position. He graduated from SUNY-Binghamton with a BA in Economics. Fred is a Board Member of the Progressive Technology Project, Grassroots Policy Project and the New World Foundation. Fred lives in Takoma Park, MD with his wife, Maria Roeper and their big dog Dax.