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 Joaquín Rodríguez of the Seattle Education Association, an affiliate of the Washington State Labor Council.
Joaquín Rodríguez is a fierce advocate for social change and breaking down systemic racism in public education. He is a member of the Seattle Education Association (SEA), which is affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council. Rodríguez worked as a high school science teacher before being elected to serve as director of SEA's Center for Racial and Social Justice (CRSJ). In his time as CRSJ director, he’s been a champion for educators of color.