Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Study finds that Mexican immigrants are more highly skilled than before

The number of college-educated Mexican immigrants in the United States has risen more than 150 percent since 2000, according to a study released yesterday. Mexican immigrants with a bachelor’s degree rose from 269,000 in 2000 to 678,000 in 2017, an increase of 409,000, according to the report by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think […]

Trump administration crackdowns on the H-1B visa program

Obtaining what’s known as an H-1B visa has never been a sure thing, but some immigration attorneys, as well as those who hire such workers, say they’ve seen unprecedented disruptions in the approval process since Trump took office in 2017. “You see all these arguments that we want the best and the brightest coming here,” […]

Labor Department Report finds that Latinos earn less than Whites or African Americans

A recent report by the Department of Labor released last week found that Hispanics earn less than whites or African Americans. Last week, La Plaza reported on some of the key findings of the study, which is the first of its kind to examine Latino workers at the national level. In 2010, Latino workers earned […]

Guest Blogger Series: Hector E. Sanchez “Warning: If They Take Wisconsin They Might Go After Our Weekends Too”

Workers all over the country are rising up by the thousands to defend the basic American right to collectively bargain. We can fight the anti-union ambush in the states with worker solidarity among Latinos and all workers, but first we need to understand why we are fighting and what is at stake. What is happening […]

Guest Blogger Series: Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis “At the Table”

I was “raised union.” My mother, who immigrated to the United States from Nicaragua, worked the 3 p.m. to midnight shift at a toy factory after the birth of my younger twin sisters. She was a member of the United Rubber Workers, which later merged with the Steelworkers Union. My father worked at a battery […]