2 results for tag: Latinos


Amid shades of Great Recession, day laborers struggle to find work amid coronavirus

By Ruben Vives March 30, 2020 Gabriel Reyes was $600 short of his $1,800 monthly rent and April was around the corner. The day laborer was so desperate for a job he created a cardboard sign that listed his welding skills and cellphone number. “I figure this way they know what I do since there’s so many of us out here,” he said. For a month, the husband and father of three had been soliciting work in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Paramount. In his pockets, he carried little pieces of paper with his name and number to give to potential employers. He couldn’t even calculate how many he had passed out. “I’ve only managed to ...

LCLAA Supports the PRO Act

The PRO Act Means More Power to Union Members and Represents a Crucial Step Toward Leveling the Playing Field for Working Families On February 6, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act, HR 2474). For workers across our nation, this is one of the most significant pieces of legislation to have entered the House floor in recent years. The PRO Act would essentially allow workers to form and join unions without having to go through countless hurdles. Unionization is one of the most powerful resources for Latino and immigrant working families because it provides them with the opportunity to have ...