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 Yaneth Valencia.
Yaneth Valencia on the importance of unions: “I am very happy that I work for a BAC signatory contractor that cares for its employees and gives me the opportunity to work on some of the most important buildings in this country. I enjoy the work I do and the people I work with. There are some challenges we have to overcome at the jobsite. For example, working in the sun with full PPE, including respirators, in heat is very difficult….Luckily, I have not fallen sick because of my union.”