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 Joe Lopez of the Mine Workers (UMWA).
Joe Lopez is the longest-tenured Hispanic miner and union member in the Mine Workers (UMWA). Lopez said: "Hola, amigos! My name is Joe Lopez and I’ve been mining for 34 years. I’ve been a proud union member and a member of UMWA Local 3106, located at a mine in Socorro, New Mexico, since the year 2001. I am proud of all our union members."