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Gorgi Rodriguez

Dedicated to the Union

Gogi Rodriguez’s family has a long history with Local 1167
Gogi Rodriguez remembers when, as a child, she joined her father, George Enriquez, on a Local 1167 picket line in the late 1970s. “My dad was a really strong supporter of the union,” Rodriguez recalled. “He’s 76 years old now and he still reads the Desert Edge when it arrives in the mail.” She said George was especially proud when his daughter got a job at a Sav-on drug store and joined Local 1167 in 1986. “I was shopping at Sav-on and saw they were hiring, so I filled out an application and a week later I got hired,” she said.


Gorgi Rodriguez

Returns to Local 1167

Rodriguez began her career at Sav-on as a cosmetics clerk and worked in many of the other positions at her store. She took a couple of years off to raise her daughter, Terese, and her son, Joseph, before returning to Sav-on.

Rodriguez began her career at Sav-on as a cosmetics clerk and worked in many of the other positions at her store. She took a couple of years off to raise her daughter, Terese, and her son, Joseph, before returning to Sav-on. For the past 17 years, she had to work at non-union Sav-on (and later CVS) stores until this past summer, when 45 CVS stores in Southern California ratified their first union contracts. 

Rodriguez said she is excited to be a Local 1167 member again. “What I love about retail is we change up the store each season and it keeps things fresh and exciting for me,” she said. “But the best part is the benefits that come with being in the union.” 

Rodriguez is married to her junior high school sweetheart, Frank Rodriguez. In addition to Terese and Joseph, they have fraternal twins, Adrian and Ariana. Adrian follows his family’s union tradition by belonging to a landscape and irrigation union, UA Local 345, and Joseph is a sergeant in the Marines. Terese works at Kohl’s and Ariana is a student. 

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