Rebecca Saldaña’s father was a Mexican immigrant, and she was born and raised in Seattle. While attending Seattle University, Saldana became active in farm worker solidarity campaigns, and after graduating became an organizer with Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), a farm worker’s union in Oregon. At PCUN, she coordinated its boycott of NORPAC Foods. Afterward, she was hired to be a Community Mobilizer for the Fair Trade Apple Campaign for the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) — a campaign that applied lessons learned in fair trade coffee campaigns to the domestic agricultural sector. She currently organizes janitors for SEIU Local 6, and is a Board Member of STITCH— “a network of women unionists, organizers, and activists that builds connections between Central American and US women organizing for economic justice.”
Rebecca Saldaï¿½a discussed her activist experiences in an interview conducted by Angelita Chavez and Alex Morrow on September 15, 2005.
Video editing by Michael Schulze-Oechtering. Work on this interview was made possible by a grant from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.