Pilar has worked tirelessly in the labor movement for more than two decades on campaigns that won: increases in the minimum wage (one of the first $15/hr in the nation), equal pay, work and safety protections on the job, project labor agreements, $80 million dollar community benefits agreement with job training and placement, and preventing business closures. She has joined countless picket lines, along with her daughter, who started at 6 months old, and supported policies that uplift working families. Pilar comes from a union and building trades family - her father is a retired IBEW member.  Pilar has worked with 200 unions and for multiple unions over the years, including AFL-CIO, SEIU, UNITE-HERE 11, and most recently for California Nurses Association for nearly 13 years. Pilar will not back down when it comes to standing up for living wage jobs and strong standards that ensure our economy supports good jobs that help families and workers in our community thrive.