Abdul Johnson

Field Director
(323) 578-2399

Abdul Johnson’s motivation to protect and further the rights and interests of workers began at an early age when his mother was offered a job as a paralegal for the late labor leader and civil rights activist, Cesar Chavez, the founder of the National Farm Workers Union.

Hearing about the plight of farm workers and watching his mother as she fought in the Labor Movement left an everlasting impression on him. It is for this reason that he has dedicated his life to public service with an undying desire to organize unorganized workers.

As a member, he worked diligently to support his fellow brothers and sisters. He previously served as president of AFSCME Local 2620 and Council 57, where he oversaw the training of over 400 new stewards, organized over 1,000 new members, reduced spending while at the same time increasing participation and representation and communication. Under his leadership, Local 2620 negotiated its largest general salary increase in its local’s history and created the first Women’s Committee as well a Conservative Caucus.