This year, for Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women’s history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today’s profile is Tina Gonzalez of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).
Tina Gonzalez was elected president of the Sioux Falls AFL-CIO on Feb. 2, 2022, becoming the first woman and first Latina to serve as the labor council’s leader. A business representative for UFCW Local 304A and an experienced organizer, she has helped lead South Dakota workers in difficult times. And, at the age of 28, Gonzalez is the second youngest president ever elected by the Sioux Falls AFL-CIO.