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NRI Pronita Gupta Appointed special assistant to President Biden
for Labour and Workers

Los Angeles, Feb. 16, 2021 A.Gary Singh

NRI Pronita Gupta, Columbia University Graduate, has been appointed US President Joe Biden's Special Assistant for Labour and Workers on the Domestic Policy Council.

Under President Obama’s Department of Labor, she served as the deputy director of the women’s bureau in the U.S. Department of Labor.

Before joining to Joe Bidden, Pronita Gupta was was working in CLASP as a job quality director. She was involved in Jobs Training & Education, Job Quality and Work/Life Fair Job Schedules Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Sick Days.
She is expertise in the areas of paid family and medical leave, pay equity, and other workplace labor standards.

  • Pronita Gupta also previously served as senior director of programs for the Women Donors Network (WDN) as well as research director for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.
  • Pronita Gupta has extensive experience in community and labor organizing.
  • She served as research director for SCOPE/AGENDA in Los Angeles, where she helped develop their health care jobs campaign, and as research director for the Living Wage Campaign at the LA Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). 
  • Ms. Gupta served as executive director of Institute for Southern Studies and legislative director for the U.S. Student Association.

She holds an MPA from Columbia University and got Bachelor of Arts (BA) in field of Study Government with Concentrations in Comparative Politics and Women's Studies in  1987 – 1991