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Analilia Mejia. (Photo: NJ Working Families.)

Analilia Mejia named to U.S. Department of Labor post

New Jersey Democrat served as Sanders national political director, headed NJ Working Families

By David Wildstein, February 04 2021 12:56 pm

Analilia Mejia, the former state director of New Jersey Working Families, has joined the Biden administration.

Mejia said today that she has joined the deputy director of the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor.

“My whole career feels like a preparation for this role and moment,” Mejia said in a Facebook post.  “I entered the labor movement because of my awareness that labor policy, unions and justice at the workplace transformed my mother got a job represented by a union.”

The longtime activist left New Jersey in 2019 to serve as national political director of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Demcoratic presidential nomination.

Prior to joining Working Families, Mejia served as political director of SEIU Local 32BJ and as assistant political director at Unite Here! In Chicago.

In 2012, Mejia was the Latino/Labor Vote Director for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s re-election campaign.

“Analilia is one of the smartest and fiercest advocates for working families I’ve ever seen, and the Biden administration is fortunate to have her,” said Michael Soliman, a Mercury partner who managed Menendez’s 2012 campaign.

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