Nina Fendel is an attorney and legal educator specializing in helping non-lawyers to understand the law, and creating legal resources that provide practical, comprehensive and up-to-date information to attorneys and others, in a wide variety of legal specialties.  She has worked for the California Department of Industrial Relations, The Painting and Drywall Work Preservation Fund, Legal Services Foundation, National Paralegal Institute and with many unions and labor/management groups. 

From 1988 – 2006 she worked for the California Faculty Association (NEA/SEIU 1983), where she held a variety of positions including regional representative, membership specialist, arbitration specialist, and Director of Organizing. She is also the editor of the Public Works Web Site, and a trainer with the Alliance for Labor Standards Education and Training. In her spare time, Ms. Fendel sings with the Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Chorus, and is the chair of the organizing committee for the Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival.

Celebrate Dr. King and His Contributions to the Labor Movement at the Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival

will take place on the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, January 13-15, 2012 in Burlingame at the Machinists’ Hall, 1511 Rollins Road. The festival has been inspiring union and community activists to use the creative arts to strengthen working class movements for 25 years. Participants learn how to use music, drama, visual arts, spoken word and writing to support and enhance their efforts, as they honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King and his links to the labor movement.