Labor’s New Voice
Weingarten has been at the heart of a labor upsurge since the 1990s. As communication director for the L.A. County employees’ union, he chronicled the fight to save General Hospital. He was press deputy for United Teachers Los Angeles for six years, and has given voice to nurses, janitors, bus drivers and entertainment industry professionals.
In 2020, the International Labor Communications Association awarded Best Series and Best News Story to Weingarten’s “Six Days That Shook Los Angeles,” a six-part report on the UTLA strike for the California Federation of Teachers.