Jorge Mendonza

I got involved with the Laundry Workers Center through Oscar Ramirez, my co-worker. After going through our leadership Institute I got the skills to launch my own campaign along with my co-workers and we won structural changes + a settlement agreement about wage theft.

I fought against wage theft and the discrimination at my workplace because I have a family,  my kids deserve a better future.  We launched the campaign for respect and dignity, after we launched the campaign the restaurant changed the conditions and started paying the minimum wage. They do not cut the hours and pay the overtime. The company fixed the conditions that we consider dangerous and I realize the beauty of the organizing power. I’m a proud member of the Laundry Workers Center and my commitment is demonstrated in each action, meeting, and event that I am willing to attend.