Jodi Sturgeon, President of PHI and Board Member of VIP

VIP board member Jodi Sturgeon, President of PHI, has been appointed to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Labor and Workforce Sector Advisory Council. This Council, among others, will shape NYC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and guide the city’s recovery. Read the press release below:

NEW YORK—Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed members to the following Sector Advisory Councils: Labor and Workforce; Large Business; Small Business; and Arts, Culture, and Entertainment. Sector Advisory Councils will inform the Administration’s efforts to restart the economy and city life. The councils will serve as critical links to disseminate information about re-opening and provide guidance to shape the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Membership of the councils on Faith, Construction and Real Estate, Non-Profits and Social Services, Public Health and Healthcare, Education and Vocational Training, and Surface Transportation will be announced in the coming days.
“For us to have a strong restart and get to the recovery New Yorkers deserve, we have to do this the smart way. These Sector Advisory Councils will provide the insight we need to successfully open our city back up and protect our people,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Labor and Workforce Sector Advisory Council
1.  Harry Nespoli, Sanitation Workers
2.  Henry Garrido, DC 37
3.  John Santos, 32BJ SEIU
4.  George Gresham, 1199 SEIU
5.  Peter Ward, Hotel Trades Council
6.  Michael Mulgrew, UFT
7.  Pat Kane, NYSNA
8.  Dr. Frank Proscia – Doctors Council President 
9.  Vinny Alvarez, NY Central Labor Council
10.  Gary LaBarbera, Building Trades Council
11.  Marc Cannizzaro, CSA
12.  Dennis Trainor, CWA
13.  Greg Floyd, Teamsters/ Local 237
14.  Darly Corniel, Director of Education & Programs Opts at CWE
15.  Alba Villa, Executive Director Northern Manhattan Immigration Coalition
16.  Elias Husamudeen, COBA
17.  Lou Turco, Police Lieutenants Union (LBA)
18.  James “Jake” Lemonda, UFOA superior fire officers 
19.  Barbara Bowen, CUNY/Professional Staff Congress
20.  Stuart Appelbaum, RWDSU
21.  Rob Newell, UFCW 1500
22.  Magda Barbosa, Catholic Migration Services, Immigrant Low-Wage Worker Initiative
23.  Marrisa Senteno and Allison Julien, National Domestic Workers Alliance NY chapter
24.  Rafael Espinal, Freelancers Union
25.  Angie Kamath, CUNY
26.  Jodi Sturgeon, PHI
27.  Rebecca Lurie, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
28.  Sandra Escamilla, Children’s Aid Society, Workforce + Youth programs
29.  Joey Ortiz, Employment Training Coalition
30.  Melinda Mack, NYATEP
31.  David Ehrenberg, Brooklyn Navy Yard
32.  Eileen Reilly, CAMBA
33.  Jennifer Mitchell, The Hope Program
34.  George Miranda, President Teamsters Joint Council 16

Read the full release here:

Original Source: Office of the Mayor of New York City