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 Jerónimo Álvarez of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC).
-Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) member Jerónimo Álvarez is 59 years old and is from Hidalgo, Mexico. He has been coming to the U.S. to work in the fields since the 1990s and has been a member of the union since 2004. In the U.S., he works in the tobacco fields; when he is in Mexico, Álvarez works as a bricklayer and farmworker. He has leaned on the union throughout the years and was recently appointed to serve on FLOC's Union Advisory Council.