I have worked at my hospital, Centinela, for 46 years and as a member of the union. SEIU-UHW and I have fought for workers’ rights including my coworkers and the community. I believe in caring for others and showing it through my lifetime of work in patient care. It matters to me because as a healthcare worker, I have seen so many injustices in patient care and the way the community and families suffer is not right. It matters because these are people and they deserve justice, honor and respect. This is my life’s work and that is why I care.