New LCLAA Report Examines How Latino Workers, Labor Movement Can Further Unite

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) released its annual report “Latino Workers and Unions: A Strategic Partnership for America’s Success,” which examines the unique partnership the labor movement and the Latino community can achieve together. 

The report explores how unions are actively seeking new members and how Latinos are looking for secure employment and fair wages, which union jobs can provide. This collaboration can be beneficial for both parties by enhancing the working conditions of employees and preserving a movement that has played a vital role in transforming the American workforce.

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The report covers several main areas of interest, providing a detailed examination of the impact of organized labor, the demographics, and the modern challenges faced by Latino workers in their personal and professional lives. It highlights the positive impact of unions on this community, along with the particular difficulties faced by Latinas in the labor market. Additionally, it explains how an increase in civic participation among Latinos can benefit both their communities and the broader labor movement.

“This report highlights important issues and obstacles that Latinos still face and the significance of unions,”  said IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes. “The IAM has always been a supporter of the advancement and rights of all workers, and the report’s discoveries and proposed solutions only reinforce our commitment to groups like LCLAA.”

The IAM proudly has four members on the LCLAA Executive Board, including General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes, Western Territory General Vice President Gary R. Allen, Midwest Territory Grand Lodge Representative Geny Ulloa, and Southern Territory Special Representative John Vigueras. Through the efforts of strong IAM representation within LCLAA, the organization has expanded its influence and currently represents more than 2 million unionized Latino workers.

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