Naranjo, Sandy

United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 135





An oral history with Sandy Naranjo, a staffer at United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 135. This interview was conducted for the Women, Politics, and Activism Oral History Project at California State University, Fullerton, and the Center for Oral and Public History. This interview is part of an oral history project for Dr. Natalie M. Fousekis’ oral history course. The purpose of this interview is to gather information regarding women in labor movements and unions. Specifically, this interview discusses Naranjo’s childhood in San Diego, California; her activism and employment while at California State University, San Bernardino; her early exposure to labor movements and unions; her internship with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and employment at United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 154; details union involvement in the 2003 Southern California Supermarket Strike; her accomplishments at UFCW, such as the unionization of Viejas Casino in San Diego County; her goals for the union and future growth; and finally, her definition of feminism and how it relates to labor movements and unions.


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Description> Sandy Naranjo in a picket line with union members of UFCW local 135, date unknown.