Friday, November 22, 2019

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, […]

President Obama Nominates Thomas E. Perez as Next Secretary of Labor

President Obama has nominated Thomas E. Perez as the next Secretary of Labor and if confirmed, would be the first and only Latino on the President’s second-term Cabinet team. Perez, a first-generation Dominican-American, was the lead of the Civil Rights Division in the Justice Department since 2009 and would replace former Secretary of Labor Hilda […]

Guest Blogger Series: Hector Sanchez “Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence: The Troubling Reality of Many Latina and Immigrant Workers”

There are stories of human pain and workers’ rights abuses that are oftentimes ignored or simply never told.  Through their labor, workers are fundamental to the prosperity of American society but they don’t receive bonuses, incentives, awards or medals for keeping the wheels of our economy turning.  The plight and invisibility of many workers makes […]