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This story is part of ILRF's Mothers' Stories series, which highlights a working mother around the world every day before Mother’s Day. Maritza is a sewing machine operator at a Puerto Rican garment factory which produces uniforms under a U.S. Government contract. In her testimony she describes her daily routine and the conditions at work. Her coworkers are trying to form a union and Maritza explains the resistance they are facing from the company.