About Center for Workers’ Rights
Mission and Vision
The Center for Workers’ Rights opened its doors in August of 2014 with the commitment to the improvement of working conditions for all low-wage workers and their families. Founded by Mariko Yoshihara and Daniela Urban, the Center focused on offering its free-of-cost services to all low-wage workers, focusing on the city of Sacramento and surrounding areas specifically, regardless of citizenship status. As the Center grew, we increasingly engaged in advocacy efforts at the city and state level, helping to bring necessary changes to the legal protections for workers. We continue to bring together workers and engage with new communities to broaden the organization’s impact.
Who We Help
Daniela Urban (She/Her)
Fatima Garcia (She/Her)
Lead Community Organizer
Fatima Garcia has been a labor organizer in the Sacramento area for many years and has joined our team to help us build our worker organizing program. She believes that workers’ power is built from the bottom up, where workers identify shared problems, struggle together in ways that build trust, and shared power to transform the society that we live in.
Gabriel Hernandez (He/Him)
Erica Zermeno (She/Her)
Laura Navarro (She/Her)
Kimberli Bautista (She/Her)
Kimberli is a program administrator for the Center of Workers Rights. Her primary focus is researching and connecting with other organizations to share CWR’s mission and vision to the larger community. In doing so, workers and organizations are able to obtain the help they need. Kimberli graduated from the University of California, Davis where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science – Public Service. She looks forward to helping and providing support for her community.
Silvia Saldivar (She/They)
Silvia is a Program Administrator for the Center for Workers’ Rights. Her main focus is on expanding and developing stronger connections with local low wage workers and organizations. Silvia has experience as a community organizer working with nonprofit organizations that build people power. They graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Security & Conflict Resolution: Justice in the Global System, and is currently pursuing her Masters degree at the University of the Pacific for Leadership: Leading for Social Impact. Silvia looks forward to uplifting and supporting working people to be able to live full dignified lives. In her free time Silvia enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching sunsets, and meeting people from different walks of life.