May 30, 2006 – An important milestone in southern labor history took place last week when Southern Territory GVP Bob Martinez swore in the officers of the newest chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) in Wichita, Kansas.
“Today you all are making history,” said GVP Martinez to the new LCLAA leaders, “Wichita has the potential to become one the largest LCLAA Chapters in the U.S. God bless all of you for doing what I consider the Lord’s work for justice. ”
LCLAA builds coalitions between unions and the Latino community to ensure both groups promote an inclusive working family agenda. LCLAA also helps educate Latino workers about their legal right to join the union movement.
“LCLAA is an important organization within the labor movement, and one close to my heart,” said GVP Martinez. “I am sure these LCLAA members will work hard to make a difference in the lives of working families in Kansas.”