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Camacho Honored
By District 10 Council

LOS ANGELES

An immigrant worker who emerged as a key West Coast UE leader, Humberto Camacho has served the union in a number of roles. A tribute to Camacho’s 34 years of rank-and-file union activism and an emphasis on collective bargaining were the principal themes when District 10 convened its fall council meeting.

UE Genl. Pres. John Hovis traced Camacho’s career as industrial worker, field organizer, international representative and district president who had a key role in leading union organizing. Between 1963, when he joined the staff, and 1974, membership in the district nearly doubled. Latino workers in particular benefited from his leadership in numerous organizing victories and successful negotiation of dozens of new contracts.

Camacho was one of the first labor leaders to actively defend immigrant workers’ rights and to build strong community and union coalitions to fight against anti-immigrant legislation. Most recently, Brother Camacho has been involved in international solidarity with Mexican workers and the fightback against NAFTA.

UE News - 12/97


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