Wednesday, June 19, 2013
| International Trustee
After being elected president of Teamsters Local 890 in Salinas, California, Mr. Gallegos built innovative programs such as Citizenship Project, which has helped 10,000 people become citizens and voters. His focus on electoral activism and cultivating youth support still characterize his union organizing work today. He recently led 750 workers and their families through a 25-month strike and lengthy negotiations with Basic Vegetable/ConAgra.
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