Jose Maldonado elected President of Unite Here Local 100 from born in Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico. Jose Maldonado commitment to strengthen workers’ rights stretches back over twenty years when he started working at Local 100 as an organizer. Got involved with the union in 1992, a former member as a grill man for compass.  29 years altogether, 5 years as a member. Mr. Jose Maldonado leadership as the Lead organizer for Local 100 helped to improve the standard of living for thousands of workers negotiating Family Health Care, and retirement plans. Mr. Jose Maldonado has also worked with the community youth groups since 1997, making sure our youth stayed focus and engaged in their education. Today several of those youth have found themselves in careers such as Law enforcement, Finance, and in the medical field. Mr. Jose Maldonado as former Secretary-Treasurer of Local 100, representing Cafeteria, Schools, Country Clubs, Restaurant, Airport, and Stadium workers; and under his leadership the Local 100 grew from four thousand members to 18 thousand members. He has been a true advocate for workers across the city.