As a researcher, Jon likes data more than most people. He came to LAANE in 2006 after a decade in the labor movement. He has authored reports on port trucking, Hollywood musicians, and stormwater infrastructure, and he enjoys deflating ‘future of work’ hype. 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 of the unions HERE, UAW, CWA, and IWW. He lives in Northeast L.A. with his wife and several animals.