Women's History Month Profiles: Mariela Duran

Mariela Duran

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 Mariela Duran of the Bricklayers (BAC).

“Being a member of BAC has been one of the best things that could have happened to me,” Mariela Duran said. “Being a woman, an immigrant and Latina, it has been quite a challenge—however, the union has given me financial stability and, most of all, an incredible career path. I started and stayed for five years as a concrete mason and now I had the opportunity to cross over and became an organizer for my local.”