NUHW celebrates Dolores Huerta, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

NewsMay 29, 2012

Dolores Huerta, accompanied by Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and NUHW President Sal Rosselli at the White HouseCivil rights activist and labor legend Dolores Huerta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama at the White House today.

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who joined the ceremony, commented, “Today, President Obama will honor Dolores Huerta with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for a lifetime dedicated to workers’ rights and social justice. She joins the ranks of other luminaries throughout history, including Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa, who have received this much-deserved honor.”

NUHW President Sal Rosselli added, “On behalf of 9,000 members of NUHW, we celebrate the lifetime achievements of Dolores Huerta, co-founder, along with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers.  Whenever healthcare workers have needed her support, Dolores Huerta has been there by our side. Whether at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where 700 unorganized workers voted to join NUHW, or among homecare workers in Fresno and hospital workers at Kaiser Permanente, NUHW has no greater, or more treasured, friend and ally than Dolores Huerta.”

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