ABOUT US

Our History

Since its creation in 1972, LCLAA has been a grassroots organization directed by Latino labor leaders who use unionization as a vehicle to secure rights and job protections. LCLAA has been committed to the growth and progress of the labor movement and the Latino community. Through the relentless work of LCLAA’s chapters and leaders, this organization has played a major role in the election of Latinos at all levels of government. Many of LCLAA’s battles have begun in the streets or the halls of Congress, in a struggle to press for social, economic and labor justice.

Our Mission

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the leading national organization for Latino(a) workers and their families. LCLAA was born in 1972 out of the need to educate, organize and mobilize Latinos in the labor movement and has expanded its influence to organize Latinos in an effort to impact workers’ rights and their influence in the political process. LCLAA represents the interest of more than 2 million Latino workers in the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), The Change to Win Federation, Independent Unions and all its membership.

Our Mission

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the leading national organization for Latino(a) workers and their families. LCLAA was born in 1972 out of the need to educate, organize and mobilize Latinos in the labor movement and has expanded its influence to organize Latinos in an effort to impact workers’ rights and their influence in the political process. LCLAA represents the interest of more than 2 million Latino workers in the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), The Change to Win Federation, Independent Unions and all its membership.

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Immigration

Environment

Civic Engagement

Trabajadoras

Labor Rights

Economic Justice

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