Fabricio Rodriguez began being an activist while he was a sub-surface miner. One incident particularly outraged Fabricio. Fabricio witnessed as his father, a life long mine worker, and others were fighting their employer, Greens Creek Mining Co., for the right to stop working and eat lunch. This battle gave Fabricio the inspiration to leave his career as a miner for one in organizing.Fabricio graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) with a BS in Economics. At ASU he was a founder of the “No More Prisons” campaign. After nearly two years of struggle the ASU “No More Prisons” Campaign was credited with forcing the Sodexho Marriot company into a multimillion dollar divestment in the private prison company Correction Corporation of America.
Fabricio has worked as the executive director of Philadelphia Jobs with Justice and as the director of the Philadelphia chapter of Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC). He currently is currently involved with Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild (POWER) where he is organizing the North/Northeast cluster and leading campaign work at the intersection of immigration and economic dignity.