WASHINGTON -- Cindy Estrada, a vice president of the United Auto Workers International (UAW), has joined the board of directors of the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), the institute announced Monday.
Ms. Estrada was the first Latina elected to serve as a UAW International officer and was elected to a second term as a UAW vice president in June 2010. She is a longtime social activist with a background in education.
"(She) brings a deep understanding of the challenges faced by today's workers, and a commitment to advancing the status of women and families that aligns with IWPR's mission," Dr. Heidi Hartmann, president of IWPR, said in a statement.
Other charitable and social justice organizations that Ms. Estrada is involved with include Mi Familia Vota, the Coalition of Labor Union Women and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.
She is a board member of the Economic Alliance of Michigan, among other organizations, and holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Michigan.
The IWPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
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