Arturo S. Rodriguez retired as president of the United Farm Workers in 2018, after 45 years with the UFW, the last 25 leading the union and helping it persevere and make meaningful progress for farm workers following Cesar Chavez’s death in 1993. As UFW president emeritus, Arturo continues helping the union with key employer, retailer, and political relationships, and immigration reform. Most recently, Arturo led negotiations and lobbying with national grower associations and lawmakers from both parties for the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, letting immigrant field laborers earn legal status by continuing to work in agriculture. It passed the U.S. House with bipartisan support in 2019 and 2021.