Sep 12, 2013
Los Angeles street artist and activist Ramiro Gomez is making the invisible visible. To raise awareness about immigrant service workers in our communities, Gomez has been painting life-size cardboard portraits of day laborers and domestic workers and placing them in locations where these real people work every day.
At the AFL-CIO convention, the AFL-CIO and National Day Labor Organizing Network commissioned various artists to produce cardboard cutouts for the convention hall inspired by Gomez's artwork. The cutouts represent the work we do as union members, highlight crucial industries and bring attention to those whose voices we feel are underrepresented.
Check out these portraits of CWA members, including a Flight Attendant, customer service representative and broadcast technician.