Hayden mayor receives leadership award

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
IMG_2660.JPG

Monica Badillo

Monica Badillo late last month was awarded the Mother Jones Award for Excellence in Leadership. United Steelworkers Local 937 proudly nominated her for this honor.

Monica is currently the treasurer and the Women of Steel Chairperson for USW Local 886. She has served on the Town of Hayden Council for 14 years and eight years as mayor.

She grew up in a Union home and, as the daughter of the local fire chief, she was told from a young age that gender would dictate her career choices. But Monica challenged that stereotype, becoming a volunteer firefighter then a forklift operator at Asarco. “Always working in male dominated industry,” her nomination reads, “she rises at every occasion to protect all workers’ rights and safety no matter what obstacle she faces.”

The nomination goes on to list her accomplishments:

• Motivating members who have never participated in any type of campaign work.

• Leading Women of Steel members to campaign in the Steelworker Obama campaign.

• Fighting for female restrooms at every department within the Asarco mine.

• Organizing internally at a USW represented casino hotel in Nevada.

“We all are honored to have a trail blazer like Monica Badillo representing our members and copper mining community,” the nomination says.

Monica received her award Feb. 28 at the Third Annual Celebration of International Women’s Day.

admin (7655 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Maintenance work on SR 77 (Oracle Road) in Pinal County

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    The Arizona Department of Transportation will be shifting all northbound SR 77 (Oracle Road) traffic onto the left lane of […]


    Work on SR 77 in Catalina, north of Tucson

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    Motorists traveling on State Route 77 (Oracle Road), north of Oro Valley to Catalina, should be aware of the following […]


    Injury Leads AZGFD to Warn Against Walking Dogs Near Javelina, Feeding Them

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    TUCSON – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating a weekend incident in which a resident of Tucson’s northwest […]


    Pinal County’s 1891 Courthouse Having Lights Installed for the Holidays

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    Florence – Pinal County’s Facilities Maintenance Department is getting the 1891 Courthouse in the holiday spirit. Director Tom Celaya and […]


  • Stories Just For You

    DPS Encourages all Motorists to Drive Courteously This Holiday Season

    December 23rd, 2013
    by

    Arizona – The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), through its Highway Patrol Division, encourages all travelers to drive with […]


    Arvel Bird At the Arboretum New Year’s Day Concert at noon

    December 19th, 2013
    by

    Here’s a resolution you’ll find easy to keep: spend New Year’s Day outdoors at one of Arizona’s most scenic venues, […]


    Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction visited San Carlos Secondary School

    December 2nd, 2013
    by

    John Huppenthal, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction visited San Carlos Secondary School, one of the Cobre Valley Institute of Technology’s […]


    Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 28th, 2013
    by

    Copper Area News would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! Please remember to drive safely this holiday weekend. For […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin