Gabriela Esparza of Central Parking in Long Beach, has been in the industry for 7 years.

Esparza’s hobbies include exercise, reading and shopping.

When asked what inspired her to get more involved she said, “I wanted to help my co-workers when they have a problem.”

Q: How would your life be different if you were not a union member?

A: “I wouldn’t have a contract that protects me.”

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: “Meeting new people.”