Hahn Releases Statement on Passing of Ray Cordova

Supervisor Hahn and Ray Cordova

Ray Cordova and Supervisor Janice Hahn at the 2021 ‘Labor of Love’ Labor Day Food Giveaway Event in Wilmington.

Los Angeles, CA January 30, 2024— Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement about the passing of her longtime friend, labor leader Ray Cordova:

“Ray Cordova was truly a man of the people and for the people. He was a driving force in the labor movement and, as Chair of South County Labor, he championed workers’ rights, fair wages, and the right to organize.  He laid the foundation of the modern labor movement here in Los Angeles County and was a mentor for many local elected officials, including myself.  I was proud to call him a friend and I am grateful for the lessons he taught me. If the angels in heaven aren’t unionized yet, I know Ray is hard at work already organizing them.”