Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Job Growth for Hispanics Is Outpacing Other Groups

*Can’t deny that this is good news for Latinos, who were among the hardest hit by the Great Recession. Where does this leave issues like minimum wage, job safety laws, earned income tax credits and immigration reform? VL By Noam Scheiber, The New York Times WASHINGTON – With the economy adding nearly 300,000 jobs in

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Thousands to gather in National Mall for massive immigration rally, march

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino There might be a shutdown in Washington, but it is not stopping a massive rally in the nation’s capital to ask Congress to pass immigration reform.  On Tuesday the Camino Americano: March for Dignity...

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Maryland Trash Workers Strike Over ‘Immigration Enforcement Threats’

By NBC Washington Montgomery County sanitation workers will continue talks with their employer Tuesday after they walked off the job, claiming Latino employees were unfairly singled out after asking for a wage increase and affordable healthcare. The...

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Labor Branches Out at Netroots Nation 2013

It was common to have pro-union voices at the different sessions and even during the activities. During a taco truck lunch event, several elected officials took to the microphone and spoke about the need to raise the...

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Mexican American Chamber Of Commerce: ‘Mexicans Work Better’

By Maria Purísima, Pocho Ñews Service (PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Labor Department are launching a campaign to promote Hispanic workers. The Mexicans Work Better campaign encourages American business owners to hire Latino workers...

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Latinos Are Optimistic, Despite Tough Economic Times

Despite being hard hit by the recent recession, a recent poll reported that 65 percent of Latinos believe the next generation will be better off than they are. When it comes to median household wealth, the Fox...

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

AFL-CIO Highlights The Importance Of Workers At SXSW

The Texas AFL-CIO and the Austin Central Labor Council launched a series of events during South By Southwest in Austin to highlight the importance of the workers who make the festival possible for the tens of thousands...

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Workers Fired Over Legal Status While Trying To Unionize

On December 2, 2011, Pomona College in Claremont, California fired 17 workers for failing to produce sufficient proof of their ability to work legally in the United States. Before the firings took place, food workers at the...

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Obama’s Labor Appointments Are Long Overdue

By René Lara, Political and Legislative Director of the Texas AFL-CIO President Barack Obama recently  appointed three nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the government agency that is supposed to protect workers who want to form...

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Hard Work, Not Occupation, Is Key To The American Dream

By Hector Barajas, Director of Strategic Communications at Revolvis Consulting Enough already with this Occupy Wall Street nonsense. Don’t get me wrong, every month I write that check for my underwater mortgage, pay the car insurance and...

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Latino Unemployment Still Higher Than National Average

Latinos continue to suffer from a higher unemployment rate than the national average, according to a report from Hispanic Business: The unemployment rate for Hispanics ticked up a notch in October to 11.4 percent, according to the Bureau of...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

First Unionized Car Wash In Los Angeles

Workers at a Santa Monica, California car wash were recently victorious in their efforts to unionize. Bonus Car Wash workers have been working towards a union since 2008 and with the help of several organizations, including the...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

10 Things to Know About Alabama’s New Immigration Law

By America’s Voice Education Fund On September 28th, 2011, the most sweeping anti-immigration law in the country went into effect in Alabama.  The law, HB 56, has already had harsh and sweeping consequences—hurting not only undocumented immigrants...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I Can’t Help But Take Immigration Personally

I can’t discuss immigration without getting upset. There are times that the topic makes me want to cry and/or flip a table over. When people refer to “illegal immigrants,” they are referring to my family, so it’s...

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