Rachel Reyes is a labor and community organizer born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She currently lives in Los Angeles. She began her organizing career as a teenager with the Bus Riders Union and has since worked with various labor and electoral campaigns around the city and abroad. She acknowledges Richard Montañez as the creator of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
Media coverage of Brianna Kupfer's tragic death ignores the risks retail workers face every day under late-stage capitalism.
And no one calls them “Flamin’ Hots.”
As California begins “Phase 2” of reopening, workers are the ones who will pay.