Areas 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.”