Meet SEIU 521 Member Leader Raul Carbajal, a Bridge Maintenance Worker for Monterey County.
Born and raised in Salinas, Raul works daily to ensure that Monterey County residents are kept safe on our roads and bridges. As a Shop Steward, Raul knows that having a strong labor union gives workers a voice on the job, and gives our public works crews the resources they need to do the job right.
In the face of anti-worker attacks like the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case, our union has created our Together We Rise campaign to say loud and proud that #AmericaNeedsUnions. We are committed to resisting these attacks and building a stronger union through member engagement, leadership development, and political mobilization.
Part of that commitment involves identifying and developing 1,001 new leaders like Raul; workers who not only give back to our community every day on the job but who lead the way to ensure that their co-workers’ union rights are protected. Learn more about Raul’s story by watching the short video below.