Zach has 20 years of experience as a labor organizer, ensuring equitable treatment and safe conditions for workers in Oakland and throughout California. He was the political and policy director at the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21 from 2018 to 2023, where advocated for 10,000 public sector workers across the Bay Area.
Prior to that service, Zach worked for a number of labor organizations including the California Nurses Association, Change to Win Strategic Organizing Center and SEIU Local 790. He has served in leadership roles on the Alameda and San Francisco Central Labor Councils. Zach is a longtime Oakland resident, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He is a graduate of UC San Diego where he received a BA in Sociology.
Title: Chief of Policy & Legislative Affairs
Department: Office of the Mayor
Email Address: ZGoldman@oaklandca.gov
Phone Number: 510-238-7072