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 Maria Camilo of UNITE HERE.
Maria Camilo works as a cashier for Sodexo at Colleges of the Fenway in Boston. She leads her co-workers in a campaign to win a great university food service contract and says: "With the union, our wages improved and we got great benefits. As a shop steward, I know that when I talk to my managers, I am their equal and I deserve respect."