Hispanic Heritage Month Profiles: Mariel Cruz Martinez

Mariel Cruz Martinez

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 Mariel Cruz Martinez.

Mariel Cruz Martinez is from Puerto Rico and is the first woman president of her local, USW Local 6871. Because of her commitment and activism, she was recently named Woman of Steel coordinator for USW District 4, holding that position as the person whose first language is Spanish.