With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our sister, Yasmin Fernandez.
Originally from Mexico, Yasmin came to this country in 2006 and worked as a fast food worker for over 11 years. She was a passionate advocate for her co-workers and community and instrumental in building the Fight for 15 movement in San Jose.
On Thursday September 14, Yasmin collapsed while working sick (due to short staff) and had a heart attack. After being rushed to the hospital she fell into a coma. After doctors determined that she would not regain consciousness, and with the the approval of her family and partner, Yasmin was removed from life support and passed away peacefully.
For me, her passing is more than tragically losing a union Sister. Yasmin was my partner and my inspiration to go on strike and fight for what we deserve. She fought for union rights because she didn’t want any worker to be forced to work sick, be paid poverty wages, or be denied basic human dignity on the job.
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Rest in power, Yasmin.
Fight for 15 NorCal