Bobby Dalton Roy: Bargaining Unit 21 Chair Honored as a “Top 25 Asian American Pacific Islander Change Maker in Sacramento”
Our Union sibling and SEIU Local 1000 activist Bobby Dalton Roy has been honored as one of the Top 25 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Change Makers by The Sacramento Bee recently. They have been identified as “people who are committed to leading positive transformations in their communities … shifting the landscape in medicine, science, policy, economy, education, art and advocacy with their authenticity, problem-solving and vision for a better Sacramento,” according to the Bee article.
“This is a humbling experience—a real honor,” says Bobby. But Bobby remains focused on “the real satisfaction and recognition that comes from having an impact on people’s lives at work and at home in the community I serve.”
Bobby’s been involved with our Union in many ways. Bobby currently serves as the Bargaining Unit 21 Chair and is working to ensure that the members in his unit—and all Local 1000-represented workers—are treated in the new contract like the professionals they are.
“We have a new set of leaders in the Union, and we’re all working in a new environment, where telework is a major part of the conversation. The future of work itself looks different, and through negotiations, we get to create that environment; not back to normal, but forward to better,” Bobby said.
Bobby is joined in the Top 25 AAPI Change Makers by a “who’s who” list of activists, including Tani Cantil-Sakauye, California’s Chief Justice, who hails from “one of the great pioneer Filipino families in Sacramento with a deep history in our Sacramento Valley,” and who Bobby identifies as a personal hero,