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2021 UFW Gala: A Tribute to Arturo S. Rodriguez

Event to be held at the Historic Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles on December 9, 2021.

In person event: SOLD OUT

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Join farm workers as we thank Arturo S. Rodríguez for a life time of achievements. For nearly 60 years the UFW has worked to improve farm worker lives across California and the nation. Arturo S. Rodríguez selflessly dedicated 45 of those years to the cause, 25 of them as president after Cesar Chavez’s passing in 1993. Arturo built a solid leadership team for the future. With your help, he succeeded in:

· Winning landmark legislative and regulatory victories for all California farm workers, from the historic law granting field workers overtime pay after eight hours a day to the first state regulations in the nation preventing deaths and illnesses from extreme heat.

· Making the UFW a national leader for immigration reform, including negotiating the first agricultural immigration reform bill in more than 30 years to pass the U.S. House floor on a bipartisan vote in December 2019.

So please join us on December 9, to honor Arturo as we keep making progress by building upon Cesar and Arturo’s legacies on behalf of the people for whom they dedicated their lives.

¡Si Se Puede!

Teresa Romero President, United Farm Workers

CO-CHAIRS (In Formation)

Paul F. Chavez
President, Cesar Chavez Foundation

Ray Curry
President, United Auto Workers

Mary Kay Henry
International President, Service Employees International Union

James P. Hoffa
General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Kerry Kennedy
President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Martin Sheen


Joel T. Andreesen, Senior Partner, Rodriguez & Associates
Dave Cortese, California State Senator
Abigail Dillen, President, Earthjustice
Maria Elena Durazo, California State Senator
Cindy Estrada, National Vice President, United Auto Workers
Jim Garrison, President, Pacific Federal LLC.
Lorena Gonzalez, California State Assembly
Ira L. Gottlieb, Partner, Bush Gottlieb
John Grant, President, UFCW Local 770
Ron Herrera, President, LA Federation of Labor
Andrea LaRue, Managing Partner, NVG
Monica Lozano, President, College Futures Foundation
Mario Martínez, Partner, Martínez Aguilasocho Law, Inc.
Ken McNeely, President of Western Region, AT&T
Kurt Petersen, Co-President, UNITE HERE Local 11
Patrick Pine, Administrator, RFK/JDLC
Diana Tellefson Torres, Executive Director, UFW Foundation
Beto Sala, H.A. Sala, a Professional Law Corporation
Guillermo Garcia, Secretario de Archivos y Finanzas – Muranaka Farms, Ventura
Rogelio Lona, Secretario General – UFW Leader – Monterey Mushroooms, Morgan Hill
Carolina Sanchez, Secretaria General – UFW Leader – Gourmet Blueberry, Delano
Justo Tovar, Secretario General – UFW Leader – Monterey Mushrooms, Watsonville

Event Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

Earth Justice SEIU United Auto Workers International Brotherhood
of Teamsters
United Food Commercial
Workers Local 770
Perez-Andreesen Family

Gold Sponsor

  California Community Foundation

Silver Sponsor

Pacific Federal RFK/JDLC Cesar Chavez Foundation Southern Poverty
Law Center
IBEW Local 18 H.A. Sala