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 (7657 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Kearny police officer arrested in Tucson

    9 hours ago
    by

    On Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at approximately 2:15 p.m., Kearny Police Officer Gonzalo Mata was arrested on Domestic Violence/Stalking charges.


    The Oatman Massacre

    July 29th, 2015
    by

    O n Feb. 18, 1851 a covered wagon climbed the steep bank rising above the Gila River. On board the covered wagon were Royce and Mary Oatman as well as their seven


    Superior Chamber sponsors fourth annual Prickly Pear Festival

    July 29th, 2015
    by

    The Superior Chamber of Commerce is planning its Fourth Annual Prickly Pear Festival for Saturday, Aug.


    Manuel Ramirez named principal at JFK Elementary

    July 28th, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun There’s a new man at the helm of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Superior.


  • Stories Just For You

    Insurance ‘Marketplace’ enrollment window closing soon for 2014; Sun Life offering free application help to community

    January 29th, 2014
    by

    CASA GRANDE – Are you still uninsured? Have you been dragging your feet in purchasing federally-mandated insurance through the “marketplace,” […]


    Family First – not just for pregnancy

    January 22nd, 2014
    by

    By Nina Crowder Copper Area News Clare Grochocki is the Center Director of Family First Pregnancy Care Center, and with […]


    Hayden Police Report

    January 22nd, 2014
    by

    According to state law, there are two methods by which police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may be physically […]


    Save the date for the Gila County Regional Science Fair

    January 22nd, 2014
    by

    MIAMI – The Gila County Regional Science Fair will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Bullion Plaza Cultural Center […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather