Board Member & SEIU Organizer (Retired)
Grillo recently retired from SEIU after 35 years of fighting for economic justice for working people. Ms. Grillo spent 20 years advocating for the rights of local government employees, janitorial workers, and healthcare workers with SEIU in San Diego and Riverside counties. During that time, she was elected as the Executive Director for Local 2028 in San Diego from 1996-2005. In 2006, she went on to work for SEIU International Union supporting regional and local unions’ efforts to organize for the rights of workers.
In addition to her work with SEIU, Ms. Grillo co-founded the Center on Policy Initiatives in 1997 and worked with the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice. Since her retirement, Ms Grillo has been active at the San Diego Museum of Art as a Docent, served as a volunteer for the San Diego Rapid Response team for immigrants seeking asylum in the US, and served as a board member of Alliance San Diego.