Indian American Pronita Gupta to advise Biden on labor points

Pronita Gupta

The former Obama official has expertise in family and medical leave, equal pay and work standards in the workplace.

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Pronita Gupta, an Indian-American labor expert, has been named President Joe Biden’s Special Assistant for Labor and Employees on the Home Affairs Council.

Gupta, a former Obama administration official, has served for the past four years as the director of job quality at the Center for Legal and Social Policy (CLASP) in Washington, DC, a national, impartial, nonprofit fighting poverty. People with income.

“Pronita is deeply committed to strategies that improve the quality of work for workers, strengthen worker protection and increase economic security for working families with low incomes,” said Olivia Golden, executive director of CLASP, in a statement.

“She is an exceptional leader who puts low-income people and people with color at the center of her work, combining passion and vision with deep, detailed and practical knowledge.”

“I cannot think of anyone who could better help President Biden and the nation advance this crucial agenda.”

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“In her nearly four years as CLASP Director of the Job Quality Team, Pronita has been a national and US leader, driving measures that improve the jobs of low-wage workers, play an important role on and with the Work Family Strategy Council collaborate colleagues across the country, ”explained Golden.

“At CLASP, she put together an extremely effective team that played a crucial role in building state and national stimulus for paid family and sick leave and paid sick leave, taking on everything from the details of funding and implementing effective programs to the comprehensive vision. Speeches, detailed technical support, and meaningful research reports and comments. “

“CLASP is incredibly proud to have Pronita won this important administrative role,” said Golden.

“With her extensive expertise, integrity, analytical skills, and passion for the job, Pronita will make an extraordinary contribution to the Biden Harris government’s plan to build an economy that eradicates racial inequalities, creates millions of jobs, and translates into jobs for the future invests. ”

Prior to joining CLASP, Gupta was Deputy Director of the Women’s Office at the US Department of Labor under President Obama. In this role, she worked to advance and improve standards, practices and opportunities for women in the workforce.

Previously, she was Senior Director of Programs for the Women Donors Network (WDN) and Research Director for Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

Gupta has extensive community and workforce organization experience. She was the director of research at SCOPE / AGENDA in Los Angeles, where she helped develop their campaign for health care jobs, and as director of research for the living wage campaign at the LA Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE).

In addition, Gupta was Executive Director of the Institute for Southern Studies and Legislative Director of the US Student Association.

She has an MPA from Columbia University and a BA in Government from Clark University.

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