Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, the AFL-CIO will be profiling leaders and activists to spotlight the diverse contributions Hispanics and Latinos have made to the labor movement. Today's profile features Maribel Rodriguez.
Maribel Rodriguez is a longtime union activist dedicated to improving the lives of others. She is the first Latina president of the Western Connecticut Central Labor Coalition and proudly serves on the executive board of the Connecticut AFL-CIO. Rodriguez was a union delegate in a nursing home for 27 years before being hired as an organizer for New England Health Care Employees Union, SEIU 1199 NE.