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Juan Ramirez has 24 years of teaching experience in kindergarten and grades second through fourth. He also taught adult education at the Wilson Lincoln Adult School for nine years. 

His UTLA activism includes serving as Chapter Chair at Fishburn Elementary, Bilingual Education Committee chair and co-chair, South Area Steering Committee member, UTLA House of Representatives member, NEA Representative Assembly delegate, CTA State Council delegate, South Area director, and the CFT EC/TK-12 Committee Vice President, which advocates for educators and students at the state level.

Juan served as UTLA Elementary Vice President from 2011 to 2017 and has been serving in his current position as UTLA/AFT Vice President and AFT 1021 President since 2017.

As Elementary Vice President, Juan worked with teachers, parents, and community members to counter the privatization group Parent Revolution as well as standing up for teachers harassed by administrators and the district. As part of his commitment to working with the community, he also hosted a Spanish radio show and wrote for a Spanish-language newspaper.

As UTLA/AFT Vice President, he serves as one of the UTLA Political Officers. He also represents UTLA as Vice President for the Los Angeles Federation of Labor and the State Federation of Labor. He represents UTLA at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and is always looking for new activists to represent and attend CFT and AFT trainings and conferences on behalf of UTLA. Juan believes it is always important to promote and support new leaders for UTLA.