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UFCW Western States Council Announces New Legislative Director

Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today announced that the Executive Board confirmed Legislative Advocate Jaskiran (Jassy) Grewal as the organization’s new Legislative Director. Jassy joins UFCW Western States Council’s women-led leadership team with Executive Director Amber Baur and President Andrea Zinder in a key role fighting for California’s working families.

“As Legislative Director, I look forward to continuing fighting for workers with California’s legislature and the Administration, ensuring policymakers hear and listen to workers’ voices,” said Grewal. “As an advocate, I want to ensure our members are not overlooked while Sacramento tackles crucial issues like paid sick leave, criminal justice reform, income inequality and workers’ rights. Working people are oftentimes overlooked in policymaking and I’m excited to have a small part ensuring they can have quality jobs that support families and communities.”

Jassy graduated in 2015 from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Political Science-Public Service and Sociology and obtained her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy in 2020. She is a first generation punjabi and the first one in her family to go to college in the United States and the first to get a masters degree. Jassy began her career with Teach for America in 2015. She then started working at UFCW Western States Council in 2016, where she started as an intern. She was promoted to Legislative Aide in 2018 and Legislative Advocate in 2019. 

“California’s workers need strong voices and a passionate heart fighting for them in the California legislature and with the Administration,” said Amber Baur, executive director, UFCW Western States Council. “I know Jassy will only continue to exceed my expectations in her new role and I look forward to working with her to help our members recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, transform our economy, lift up working families, strengthen our communities, and have thriving futures.”

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February 2, 2021

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