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'Latinos Are The Most Vulnerable Workers In The Nation'

Al Jazeera | Posted 12.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Latino and immigrant workers are at a disproportionate risk of dying from construction-site related accidents in New York, according to a new report c...

Low-Wage Latino Workers Just Want to Do the Right Thing

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.09.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Want a reality check on today's employment situation? Ask someone making less than $50,000 per year.

Latinos Still Facing Work Related Woes As Economy Recovers, Report Finds

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 08.30.2013 | Latino Voices

A new report by the AFL-CIO depicts how, even after four years since the recession officially ended, Latino workers continue to be disproportionally a...

Valuing the Home Care Workforce

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.14.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The Department of Labor's proposed regulation to extend basic labor protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act to home care workers dignifies this important work and significantly improves job quality in this vital American industry.

Kathleen Miles

Domestic Workers Take To The Streets To Demand Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.07.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Over a hundred domestic workers and their supporters banged on pots and pans in front of the state building in downtown LA Thursday to ...

We Must Seize Opportunities to Make Immigration Reform a Reality

Janet Murguía | Posted 04.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

The AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce came together and produced a set of principles that should guide all discussions on the future flow of workers into this country. The concessions are notable, but the common ground is even more remarkable.

Latino Workers on the Forefront of Sandy Recovery Efforts

Javier Sierra | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

Latino workers' contribution to reconstruction after our national catastrophes is nothing new. But in too many cases, their reward has been exploitation, devastating health problems or both.

Pulling the Plug on Job Training Undermines Our Global Competitiveness

National Council of La Raza | Posted 02.09.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The fate of Latino workers is not just a Latino concern -- it is an American concern. According to the BLS, 30 percent of the U.S. workforce will be Latino by 2050. It is in our national interest to ensure that Latinos are able to contribute to our economic prosperity.

Analyzing Latino Perspectives On Hard Work and The American Dream

Andrew Speyer | Posted 08.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Andrew Speyer

55% of Latino immigrants say they came to this country primarily for economic reasons; logic suggests that people with this motivation are going to embrace the effort required to improve their economic situation.

Dave Jamieson

Warehouse Woes: More Workers Claim They Were Ripped Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Warehouse workers in Southern California filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday alleging labor law violations against a Walmart contractor, the ...

Opponents Of Anti-Immigration Laws In Georgia Find Unlikely Ally In Republican Mayor

The Huffington Post | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Those fighting against Georgia’s expanding anti-immigration laws have gained an unlikely comrade in the Republican mayor of a small town in the sout...

Americans Have Not Regained Pre-Recession Job Satisfaction: Gallup

Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

The American economy might be recovering, but the Americans themselves aren't feeling the satisfaction. A new poll released today by Gallup, based ...

America's Low-Wage Latino Workers Deserve Dignity and Respect

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Eric Rodriguez

Millions of workers, many of whom are Latino, are working hard for low wages -- holding down jobs that offer no benefits, no safety from workplace injury and no chance of upward mobility into good-quality jobs.