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Richard Monje

Secretary of Labor
Branch: Economy
Current Location: Chicago, Illinois
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Richard Monje, A Vice President of Workers United/SEIU, a union in the forefront of the fight against the attack on workers in the Midwest, known for the organization of low-wage workers. His political awakening came when he was shot by sheriffs following the Chicano Moratorium. Richard has organized with the Texas Farm workers, I.B.E.W., Steelworkers and Workers United. He helped create the union’s leadership school where rank and file members take part in creating the political roadmap for the union. Long active in the fight for immigrant rights, Richard’s latest endeavor is with the “Move to Amend” organization working to change the constitution to declare corporations are not people.