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LCLAA report advocates Latino organizing, workers centers

Labor's Council for Latin American Advancement is advocating "strategic investment" in organizing Latinos and more use and promotion of workers' centers.


Groundbreaking report confirms that Latinos in unions are better off

One of the most striking findings: On average, Latinos that belong to a union earn $11,544 more than non-unionized Latinos. 


Today in Latino history: Musician José Feliciano turns 70

Better known simply as José Feliciano, he is a virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer renowned for many international hits.


Today in labor history: César Chávez born in 1927

Chávez was also an early environmentalist, warning the public of the devastating effects of pesticides on both farmworkers and consumers.


Today in labor history: General Motors agrees to end employment discrimination

The turnaround came ten years after the commission had filed a complaint that African Americans, Latinos, other minorities, and women were being unfairly treated.


Today in Latino History: Cuba declares independence from Spain

The revolt was led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.  Céspedes, himself a plantation owner, freed his slaves and invited them to join the rebellion.


Today in Latino history: Mexico becomes a republic

On Oct. 4, 1824, three years after winning independence from Spain and battling the remnants of monarchy, the Mexican people established a republic.


Today in Latino history: First Latino to appear in World Series

Luque played in both all white, Negro League, and integrated teams in the U.S. and Cuba.


Salt of the Earth Labor College celebrates 20th anniversary

TUCSON, Ariz. - When activists here launched Salt of the Earth Labor College in 1993 they didn't know exactly what to expect.


As matter of survival, unions double down on diversity

The 50-plus unions of the AFL-CIO redoubled its efforts to diversify its ranks and leadership with more women, workers of color, LGBT and young workers.

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