Community of Practice Coordinator for High-Road Training Partnerships

Program Area

Labor-Management Partnerships

About Laura

Laura Watson brings 15 years’ experience as an internal and external organizer with unions in California, including the Writers’ Guild of America West, AFSCME 3299, Peralta Federation of Teachers, the AFT/CFT California Organizing Project, and the National Union of Health Care Workers. Most recently Laura served as chief negotiator for contract bargaining at the California Nurses Association, where she led a labor and community coalition effort that, following a five-day strike, won nurses a four-year contract with 14% increases and resulted in the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ reform of the governance of the county health system.

Laura enjoys hiking, music, cooking, and eating vegan food.