Maria Moscoso – Miami Dade College – Economics and Political Science

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“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each and protect each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”- Assata Shakur

Maria Alejandra Moscoso recently graduated from The Honors College within Miami Dade College and will be transferring to Smith College this upcoming fall where she hopes to double major in Economics and Political Science. Since entering college, she has been a member of SWER (Students Working for Equal Rights), the treasurer of Future Business Leader of America- Phi Beta Lambda, and was a news writer for the College Newspaper- The Reporter. The most important thing she has learned from working with SWER specifically is “the importance of education for our youth residing in America, no matter what legal status they may have”.

She decided to work for the UAW Global Organizing Institute because “I’m a very firm believer of Human Rights, and this includes the workplace. I believe workers should have the right to organize and have free and fair elections because workers everywhere deserve better wages, fair treatment, and job security. America is nothing without its working class and they should be treated with the respect they deserve”.

“The role of the union in the 21st century is to speak for those workers that don’t believe they have a voice. The unions will always fight for the rights of the workers and are the link between them and the corporations they work for. Social justice is my biggest aspiration and I don’t plan on resting until this goal is achieved”.

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