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 Ricardo Sanchez of the Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT).
Ricardo Sanchez has been a member of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 781 for 18 years as a commercial painter. After completing his apprenticeship and working in the field, he became a project manager for the company where he worked. Sanchez joined IUPAT District Council 7 as a trainer and recruitment coordinator in 2018 and has been instrumental in servicing our Spanish-speaking members.