Indian American Pronita Gupta is Biden’s Special Assistant for Labor and Workers

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Previously, Pronita Gupta served as the Director of the Job Quality Team at the Centre for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).

According to a media release, Indian American Pronita Gupta was named President Joe Biden’s Special Assistant for Labor and Workers on the Domestic Policy Council. 

The statement said that most recently, Gupta served as the Director of the Job Quality Team at the Centre for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). In her role at CLASP, she was committed to advocating policies that improve workers’ job quality, strengthen worker protections, and boost economic security for low-income working families. 

Executive Director of CLASP Olivia Golden said: “She [Gupta] is an extraordinary leader who places people with low incomes and people of color at the core of her work and powerfully combines passion and vision with deep, detailed, practical knowledge. I cannot think of anyone who could better serve President Biden and the nation in advancing this crucial agenda.” 

Golden added that in Gupta’s nearly four-year-long career at CLASP, Gupta was a leader nationally and in the states, worked towards policies that improved the jobs of workers with low income, played an important role in the Work Family Strategy Council, and partnered with colleagues around the country.

Gupta served as Deputy Director, Women’s Bureau at the US Department of Labor from April 2014 to January 2017, under the Barack Obama administration.

Gupta has vast experience in community and labor organizing. She was Research Director for SCOPE/AGENDA in Los Angeles, where she worked to develop their healthcare jobs campaign and Research Director for the Living Wage Campaign at the LA Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). She also was the Executive Director of the Institute for Southern Studies and Legislative Director for the US Student Association. 

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