Indian-American Pronita Gupta named special assistant to Biden for Labor and Workers

Washington, DC: Indian-American Pronita Gupta, an expert on labor issues, has been named President Joe Biden’s Special Assistant for Labor and Workers on the Domestic Policy Council.
Gupta, who expertise in the areas of paid family and medical leave, pay equity, and other workplace labor standards, brings a deep commitment and dedication to advocating policies that improve job quality for workers, strengthen worker protection, and increase economic security for working families with low incomes, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) said in a statement.
Gupta, a former Obama-era official at the US Department of Labor, was until recently the Director of the Job Quality Team at the CLASP.
“She is an extraordinary leader who places people with low incomes and people of color at the core of her work and powerfully combines passion and vision with deep, detailed, practical knowledge. I cannot think of anyone who could better serve President Biden and the nation in advancing this crucial agenda,” said Olivia Golden, executive director for the CLASP.
Washington DC based CLASP, is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty nonprofit advancing policy solutions for low-income people.
In her nearly four years as CLASP’s Director of the Job Quality team, Pronita was a leader nationally and in the states, advancing policies that improved the jobs of workers with low wages, playing an integral role in the Work Family Strategy Council and partnering with colleagues around the country, Golden said.
“At CLASP, she assembled a tremendously effective team that played a crucial role in building state and national momentum for paid family and medical leave and paid sick days, taking on everything from the details of financing and implementing effective programs to the broad vision, through testimony, speeches, detailed technical assistance, and powerful research reports and commentaries,” Golden said.

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