Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15. As part of its yearly celebration of Hispanic and Latino leaders who are shaping the labor movement for the future, the AFL-CIO featured CWA Local 7026 Secretary-Treasurer Cecilia Valdez. Cecilia has been a longtime activist and a CWA member for more than 40 years. Born in Tucson, Ariz., Cecilia is a member of Local 7026, where she has served as Secretary-Treasurer for the past 23 years, chair of the local's Committee on Equity and coordinator of the CWA HOPE Golf Tournament, which supports the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. In addition, she has been serving as Vice Chair of the Pima Area Labor Federation since January 2022.