Hispanic Latinx National Heritage Month

Hispanic/Latinx National Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15, 2022. This month we are profiling organizers and activists whose contributions have shaped the labor movement and enriched our nation.

En las próximas semanas, presentaremos organizadores y activistas cuyas contribuciones dieron forma al movimiento laboral y enriquecieron a nuestra nación.

Robert Rivas Inspired by his grandfather’s community organizing, Robert Rivas jumped into politics in his early 20s, starting with a role on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors.
Alex Padilla The son of Mexican immigrants, Alex Padilla is the first Latino to represent California in the U.S. Senate.
David Campos Since coming to the U.S. from Guatemala as a teen, David Campos has dedicated his career to helping immigrants succeed in this country.
Anthony Rendon As the second-longest serving speaker in the California Assembly, Anthony Rendon developed a reputation for empowering and inspiring his colleagues.
Lorena Gonzalez Lorena Gonzalez is the first woman and first person of color to serve as Chief Officer of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.
Faith Flores Activist Faith Flores brought wearable technology to farm workers to keep them safe on the job.
Baldemar Velasquez Union rights activist Baldemar Velasquez was awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor Mexico can bestow on a non-citizen.
Linda Chavez-Thompson Born into a family of eight children, Linda Chavez-Thompson worked on cotton fields in her teens and later became a Hispanic labor leader.
Ernesto Galarza was a Mexican-American labor organizer, activist, professor, poet, writer, storyteller, and a key figure in the history of immigrant farmworker organization in California.
Luisa Moreno A passionate advocate for the rights of immigrant laborers, helped create El Congreso de Pueblos de Habla Española, a California-based coalition of Latino labor and civil rights activists.
Hilda Solis The daughter of immigrant parents from Nicaragua and Mexico, Hilda Solis has become a progressive champion for the most marginalized people in our society.
Cesar Chavez Along with Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez co-founded what would ultimately become the United Farm Workers labor union.
Dolores Huerta Along with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta co-founded what would ultimately become the United Farm Workers labor union.