Media Guide to UCLA Experts

Lola Smallwood Cuevas

Project director / UCLA Labor Center

Area of Expertise: unions, black workers, employment discrimination, minority workers, community organizing, union organizing, homecare workers

Lola Smallwood Cuevas is a project director at the UCLA Labor Center and an expert on unions, employment discrimination and the black working class, specifically African-American workers in Los Angeles. Smallwood Cuevas directs the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, which is a project of the UCLA Labor Center and the first worker center in California focused on solving the black job crisis.

Smallwood Cuevas co-edited the UCLA Labor Center publication “Women’s Work: Los Angeles Homecare Workers Revitalize the Labor Movement” and co-authored a chapter on L.A.’s black community and labor in the UCLA Bunche Center publication “Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities.”


Media Contacts

Citlalli Chavez, 714-742-1581
citlallichavez@ucla.edu