Women's History Month Profiles: Claudia Rodriguez

Claudia Rodriguez

This year, for Women's History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women's history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Claudia Rodriguez of SMART.

Claudia Rodriguez, a member of SMART Local 105 in Los Angeles, first heard about the sheet metal trade from a family friend. Four years later, she said, “I compete with myself daily to do my job better. I look forward to coming to work every single day, and that is contagious—even my co-workers get to feel that vibe and look forward to teaching me....If there’s any class available, I’m taking it. If there’s any opportunity for growth, I’m taking it. My life revolves around my trade. Two of my daughters followed my footsteps and joined the trade—that speaks for itself.”