MEDIA

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 30, 2021

Contacts: Betsy López-Wagner, López-Wagner Strategies, blopezwagner@gmail.com (English, Español)
Alfredo Ramirez, ALRAS Digital, alfredo@alrasdigital.com (English, Español)

Civil Rights Organization Honors Workers, Calls for Stronger Worker Safety Laws

Washington, D.C. – The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), a grassroots labor group advocating for workers’ rights and the intersectional issues they face, is calling for advocacy and unity to support stronger worker safety laws this May Day, as the Biden-Harris Administration hits its 100-day mark.

The following is a statement by Jose Vargas, Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA):

“This May Day we’re celebrating our nation’s workers and acknowledging our nation’s labor force is long overdue for essential protections to keep them safer while on the job and include a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented people who call the U.S. home. They deserve better as the Biden-Harris Administration Builds Back Better. In the next 100 days, we’re calling for immigration reform, policy to ensure fair pay, and the right for workers to continue organizing for union protections.”

May Day, International Workers Day, celebrates labor and the working class.

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The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit Latino labor organization with 52 chapters across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Our power is seen and felt through community advocacy, education, organizing, and engagement that elevates the social, political, and economic advancement of working families.