Sep 2, 2021
Currently, Steven Neal is President of the Long
Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, THE organization
responsible for setting policy for the 2nd largest port in the
United States. Among his many roles serving others, Steve rose from
Union Steward to Labor Activist to Long Beach City Councilman and
He shares how a union rep intervened to save his job during the eighties. The difference that this union rep made in Steve's life, changed the trajectory of his life. He was union rep for General Telephone in Long Beach. From there he represented Labor for the United Way in Los Angeles and went on to become a major labor leader and politician.
Favorite movie: The Matrix.
Favorite words is the Frederick Douglass "Power concedes nothing without a struggle."
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About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the signature question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her? You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom. Be inspired.