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Héctor joined Jobs to Move America in 2016 as a Coalition Organizer and now serves as the California Director. While at JMA he helped lead the negotiations and implementation of community benefits agreements with the multiple leading manufacturers of electric transit buses in North America. These agreements have led to unprecedented investments in high-road recruitment and hiring programs focused on employing disadvantaged workers into quality, union jobs. These efforts have also led to the development of the country’s first Electric Bus Manufacturing Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs.
Héctor’s has included advocating for and passing strong commitments to vehicle electrification and jobs policies designed to support working families and strengthen communities while creating greater transparency in public contracts. Prior to JMA, Hector directed employment and training programs across Southern California for nearly a decade before changing careers to pursue community and worker organizing full time.
The product of two Salvadoran immigrants, Héctor is a born-and-raised Angeleno and the first of his family to graduate from college (twice). He has dedicated his career and personal activism to leveling the playing field for communities of color to achieve environmental and economic justice, which still remain largely unattainable for far too many.