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Rebecca Saldaña


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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 Salda�a 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.