Daniel Perez, Research Assistant
"Daniel Perez is one of two elected Vice Presidents of Organizing for IFPTE Local 70, the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). In his role, he helps workers achieve economic equality and justice by organizing for power and collectively bargaining. During his tenure, Daniel has helped raise nonprofit industry standards, by connecting hundreds nonprofit professionals with the resources to launch successful organizing drives and helping them to secure strong union contracts.
Daniel comes to NPEU via the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC, where he is a Research Assistant. As a Research Assistant, he has published reports on worker power, poverty, immigration, trade, and more.
He gained his first inklings of consciousness about worker power during the 2008 Great Recession, when the California Federation of Teachers protected his single mother's job from austerity. He has since become a card-carrying union member, served as a shop steward and bargaining committee member, and volunteered on various issue campaigns, pickets, and sit-ins.
Perez is a proud first-generation Mexican American from Riverside County, CA, living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his partner and two dogs."