Hispanic Heritage Month Profiles: Vince Saavedra

Hispanic Heritage Month Profiles: Vince Saavedra

Vince Saavedra

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, the AFL-CIO will be profiling leaders and activists to spotlight the diverse contributions Hispanics and Latinos have made to the labor movement. Today’s profile features Vince Saavedra.

Vince Saavedra is the executive secretary-treasurer of the Southern Nevada Building Trades Unions. He joined Ironworkers Local 416 in 2000 and worked his way up from apprentice to journeyman, later being elected to business agent in 2016, and to the Ironworkers District Council in 2018. Saavedra’s ties to the union are deep, all his brothers are also in the trade and his father joined Local 416 in 1979 after immigrating from Michoacán, Mexico. Saavedra is also the founding president of the Las Vegas chapter of LCLAA.

Kenneth Quinnell
Fri, 10/14/2022 – 10:00

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Updated: October 24, 2022 — 10:48 am