Roxana Rivera

The daughter of Salvadoran immigrants who immigrated in search of a better life, Roxana Rivera has been organizing low-wage workers for nearly 25 years, fighting for workers’ rights and justice for immigrants. She has been part of and led hunger strikes in California and New England, including those part of the historic Justice for Janitors struggle in the 1990s.

After nearly a decade with SEIU Local 615 driving member engagement work and leading its commercial division, Rivera was appointed by 32BJ President Héctor Figueroa to head up 32BJ SEIU District 615 after a merger of the two locals and then was elected by the district’s membership. 32BJ SEIU represents 18,000 janitors, security officers, and workers in higher education across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and over 155,000 members in eleven states and Washington DC.