Saturday, September 21, 2019

Comentarios from Maria: The Most Memorable Moments for Democrats

In the spirit of this holiday season, let’s go over 2015 and the number one reason why Democrats believe that this was an exceptional year, with many gifts and political gain, because instead of spreading hope and joy, the Republican Party did nothing but instill fear in a constituency that needs leaders, not warmongers that […]

Democratic Party to Reaffirm Position as Party in Favor of Immigration Reform, Workers’ Rights

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) introduced a resolution at its annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, endorsing President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration and affirmed the party’s position as pro-comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, and as the Party of workers’ rights. With a renewed commitment to the rights of workers to organize, […]

Labor Leaders Honor Contributions of Latino Workforce and Look to the Future

Labor leaders and Latino officials used the Labor Day holiday as an opportunity to reflect upon the progress and future of the Latino workforce in the United States. U.S. Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez, placed a particularly strong emphasis in his Labor Day statements and op-eds on recognizing the contributions of Latino workers who […]

Guest Blogger Sarah Jane Glynn: “Balancing Work and Families Hardest for Latino Workers”

Brand new data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates just how often workers struggle to cope with conflicts between their job and their family’s need for care and that access to paid leave is incredibly unequal—none more so than Latinos, who are the least likely racial or ethnic group to have access […]

Trabajadoras Campaign: Empowering & Protecting Latinas at Work

To enhance focus on the needs of Latina women in the U.S., the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) has announced the start of a campaign entitled “Trabajadoras.”  The mission of this campaign is to raise awareness about how Latina women fare in U.S. society. This campaign combines research, policy, advocacy and mobilization around […]

Latinos to Benefit from President Obama’s New Rules for Home Healthcare Workers

Latino home health care workers could soon see fair wages as a result of new rules recently announced by President Obama requiring a minimum wage and overtime pay for workers in this industry. Latinos make up an estimated 12% of the nearly 2 million home health care workers who stand to benefit from these new […]