Jonathan Rodrigues is a national organizer with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) working to support grassroots labor and community coalitions throughout the country. Prior to joining the AFT in February 2019, he worked as an organizer for the Boston Teachers Union in their community engagement efforts. At the BTU his main roles included taking lead roles with its annual Back to School Fair, Paren2Parent Conference and Summer Organizing Institute as well as representing it at local coalition tables such as the Boston Ed Justice Alliance and Mass. Ed Justice Alliance. Jonathan continues to co-facilitate a new coalition in the PILOT Action Group as part of his work at the BTU. In 2018 he was part of co-writing a comprehensive report on the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program in Boston that has helped the city with recommendations for improving the program. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago where he first began is career in immigrant rights organizing. He currently lives in Dorchester.