Maria Soto of Albertsons #6521 has been in the industry for 12 years. She started part-time as a Service Deli Clerk, and is now full time in the Bakery.

Soto’s hobbies include reading and spending time with her family.

When asked what inspired her to get more involved she said, “Because I am interested to know as much as possible, and bring that back to my store.”

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

A: “I would probably be worried about a secured job to support my children.”

Q: If you could make a change in the workplace, what would it be?

A: “I would like there to be no preference for employees.”

Q: What in your life are you most proud of?

A: “My family.”

Want to see more, but don’t want to wait until next week? Check out our previous Member of the Week honorees in the Archive.