As a researcher, Jon likes data more than most people. He joined LAANE in 2006, became LAANE’s research director in 2013, and has authored reports on port trucking and on Hollywood musicians. Prior to joining LAANE, Jon spent a decade in the labor movement. He has also waited tables, washed dishes, built minivans, worked retail, taught undergraduates, cleaned floors, tested drugs, sold knives, and dealt poker. He has been a member, variously, of the unions HERE, UAW, CWA, and IWW. He lives in Northeast L.A. with his wife and various tuxedo animals.