Christina Hajagos-Clausen has followed a career trajectory focused on making the lives of those around her better. She is currently working as IndustriALL Global Union’s director for the Textile, Garment, Shoe and Leather Sector. IndustriALL Global Union represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy, and garment & textile manufacturing sectors and is a force in global solidarity taking up the fight for better working conditions and trade union rights around the world.
Christina’s union activism started on the shop floor when she attempted to organize her coworkers at Christofle Silver, a high-end retail store in NYC. She spent over 17 year with the US retail workers union (UFCW), where she held a variety of positions from field organizer to her final role as the first female Region 1 Director – a region that spans the area from northern Maine to southern New Jersey.
She had also dedicated much of her career in the labor movement working towards bringing more female workers to the ranks of union leadership. Christina holds a B.A. in Language and Literature from Bard College, an M.A. in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research and a M.S. in Union Leadership and Administration from the University of Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Trade Union Program.
She currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband and two sons.