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 college, located in eastern Los Angeles County, had been trying to organize a union while also holding campus

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, November 17th, 2011

2.1 Million SEIU Members Endorse President Obama In 2012

By SEIU While bleak job growth plagues working families across the country, the Latino community continues to suffer disproportionately from unemployment with a devastating 11.4 percent rate of joblessness. By failing to pass President Obama’s jobs act,...

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Latino Las Vegas Casino Workers Fight For Unionization

By Geoconda Arguello-Kline, President of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 In the neon desert of Las Vegas, Wall Street bankers have teamed up with local billionaires to deny thousands of casino workers – many of them Latino...

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Latino Civil Rights Figures: César Chávez

César Chávez was born in Yuma, Arizona in 1927 to...

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Govt Shutdown, Wisconsin, Decapitated Bald Eagle And More

The government is on the verge of a shutdown as Republicans and Democrats have been unable to come to an agreement over the budget. A beheaded bald eagle was found in a ditch in Louisiana; authorities are...

Monday, March 21st, 2011

If They Take Wisconsin They Might Go After Our Weekend, Too

By Hector E. Sanchez 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...

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Muslims, Earthquakes, Libya, Union Busting And Child Abuse

Republicans in Wisconsin stripped away collective bargaining from public workers. Labor is vowing to recall GOP politicians and fight back. GOP Congressman Peter King is going after Muslims today — all of them — to make himself...

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

What People Of Color Have At Stake In Wisconsin

Images of Latino, Native American, Black, and Asian Wisconsinites are proving elusive in the media coverage of the fight for workers’ rights beyond a recent appearance by the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Despite this visual absence it remains evident...

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Secretary Of Labor Hilda L. Solis Supports Unions

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...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

News Taco To Go: NFL, RFK, Unions, Unemployment And Budget Cuts

NFL owners and players have still not been able to come to a new agreement, and some are starting to worry that this could lead to all kinds of adverse consequences. Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

NewsTaco To Go: Libya, Earthquake, Unions, Rahm In Chicago And Yemen

Hundreds or even up to 1,000 protestors have been killed in Libya, where pro-government forces continue to clash with protestors, who have secured the eastern half of the country. Meanwhile, details of Moammar Gadhafi’s lavish lifestyle are...

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Wisconsin’s Struggle Important To Latino Workers, Unions

It was 1966 when Mexican-American civil rights activist Jesús Salas et. al. founded “Obreros Unidos”, an independent farm labor union in Wisconsin. Their objective...

Friday, February 18th, 2011

NewsTaco To Go: Census, Wisconsin Unions, Job Discrimination, Egypt And BP

Census data released in Texas show that 89% of the state’s growth over the past decade was made up by minorities, specifically Latinos. Wisconsin has been taken over by pro-union protestors, at least 20,000 showed up at the...