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Unions turning one million Latino green card holders into citizens

"Most of these people don't even know they can become citizens; they should know what their rights are."

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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