Yesenia González is the Organizing Director for the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1167 (UFCW 1167). She started working in the labor movement after her experience organizing day laborers in Los Angeles and meat plant workers in Riverside. There she met many wonderful hard-working people struggling to get by, yet happy to have opportunities their home countries did not provide. This experience prompted her passion to work and support all workers-especially those who are marginalized because of their immigration status. She has been organizing workers in the Inland Empire since 2009. Yesenia was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and immigrated to the U.S with her family at the age of six. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles.