Mr. Juan Ruiz

Mr. Juan Ruiz

Milwaukee, WI

Juan Ruiz is a community organizer with Voces de La Frontera in Milwaukee. Juan has been a union shop steward for the Steel Workers. He has been an organizer with Voces de la Frontera for a number of years. Since then he has provided workers rights training, health and safety training, handled wage theft complaints, and aided workers to get organized at their work places. He is currently a member of IWJ’s steering committee and wage theft working group. He has coordinated work around immigration reform and voter mobilization. Juan’s work around immigration reform and education has been a big part of his work. He always says: “We have to educate our communities - that is the first step.”