Votes matter. In 2016, Councilmember Lan Diep was elected to the San Jose City Council by a narrow margin of 12 votes. This year, our San Jose Local 21 members are hard at work to help elect a pro-worker candidate, Huy Tran, to the San Jose City Council (District 4). Our members have worked 55 shifts to support Huy Tran, and we still have more planned.
Pictured: Local 21 members and community members before a Saturday canvass
We support Huy Tran because of his life work fighting for San Jose and Santa Clara County’s working families. As a labor attorney, he is dedicated to supporting our working families on employment issues, including wage theft, harassment, and discrimination.
Currently, he is a Steering Committee member for the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition, Board member and past-President of the Vietnamese American Roundtable, and served as an appointed member of the Housing and Community Development Commission for the City of San José.
Pictured from left to right: Su Tran, Brian Lee, Huy Tran, Dan
Brian Lee, a senior engineer, has regularly phone-banked on Wednesday nights at the South Bay Labor Council with his colleagues for Huy Tran. He says, “I volunteer because Huy is a great guy, and he believes in the power of the people. He actually cares about the community, basic human rights like housing, and community services.”
Pictured left: Keith Chow, pictured right: German Sedana
German Sedana, an IT manager, says, “I want to support a candidate that supports us.” He and his colleague, Keith Chow, volunteer during their lunch break to phone bank for Huy Tran. Keith, an engineer and resident of District 4 says, “I want the candidate in District 4 to do a better job than our Councilmember.”
San Jose Local 21 members choose to volunteer for candidates that put people over profits. We’re committed to electing a candidate that cares about our workers and city services. We’re ready for more shifts and counting!