Member of the Week: Gary Salazar

Gary Salazar is a 27-year Ralphs employee currently working at store #178.

When asked what inspired you to get more involved he said, “I did not like the way the members were being treated, and I wanted to let Union Members know that they are not alone in dealing with the company.”

“I became a steward to let members know that they have representation and to never talk to company representatives without the Union present.”

Salazar added that when he first started working at Ralphs #178 he had met the Head Steward and admired his positive thinking and ‘go for it’ attitude; it made him want to be a bigger part of his Union. Salazar has since enjoyed helping his co-workers with problems in the store and any questions that they have.

Q: What is it you most like about your job?

A: “Helping people. It’s as simple as that.”

Salazar enjoys sailing on his free time.