Nevada state AFL-CIO recognizes Fil-Am leader Grace Vergara-Mactal for 27 years of service

SEIU 1107 President Michelle Maese, SEIU 1107 Executive Director Grace Vergara-Mactal, and Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Susie Martinez.

LAS VEGAS — SEIU 1107 Executive Director Grace Vergara-Mactal announced her retirement effective September 30, 2023 after a three-decade career.

SEIU 1107 Chief of Staff, Sam Shaw, will assume the duties of the executive director.

“On behalf of Nevada’s labor movement, we’d like to thank Grace for her extraordinary leadership, strong advocacy for workers’ rights and equal justice, and above all else, her tremendous contributions towards improving the lives of Nevada’s working families.” said Susie Martinez, Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer. “We wish Grace the very best in her retirement and look forward to working with Sam on strengthening Nevada’s labor movement.”

As executive director of the largest union of health care & public service workers in Nevada, Vergara-Mactal also served as vice president and executive board member of the National SEIU, Nevada State AFL-CIO, and Southern Nevada Central Labor Council.

The Nevada State AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing over 150,000 members of more than 120 unions throughout Nevada. Its members represent industries from construction to service. n

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