MTA Friend of Labor Award
Natalicia Tracy is a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Prior to joining OSHA Tracy was the executive director of the Brazilian Worker Center in Boston, a professor at UMass Boston and a lecturer and resident scholar at the university’s Labor Resource Center. Tracy co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers. She came to the U.S. as a nanny when she was 19 and finished her education here, including earning a Ph.D. in sociology at Boston University. She has co-led legislative campaigns in Massachusetts and Connecticut to advance labor rights for excluded workers, co-founded the Massachusetts Immigrant Collaborative and developed the Brazilian Policy Center, Inc., to help move policy agendas.