Immigrant and Worker Advocacy Organizations and Community Members Stand with Gainesville Poultry Workers after Fatal Nitrogen Leak - LCLAA

MEDIA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 31, 2021

CONTACT:
Fernanda Durand | (214) 402-0186 |fernanda@communicationsshop.us
Andrea Arenas | (202) 316-1212 | aarenas@lclaa.org

WHAT: Immigrant and Worker Advocacy Organizations and Community Members to host a virtual press conference in response to the incident at the Foundation Food Group plant in Gainesville, Ga., in which six plant workers died and 11 were injured.
WHO: Georgia AFL-CIO, Georgia Familias Unidas, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, League of United Latin American Citizens, Poder Latinx, Southern Poverty Law Center, Sur Legal
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. ET. – TOMORROW
WHERE: You can Register for the Virtual Press Conference Here  or view LIVE 

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  –  In response to the Jan. 28 nitrogen leak at a Gainesville poultry processing plant that claimed the lives of at least six workers and left several others n critical condition, immigrant advocacy groups and community members will hold a teleconference Monday, Feb. 1 at 12:30 p.m ET, to demand justice and protections for the workers at this plant and across the state.

More than 130 workers were exposed to liquid nitrogen that when leaked into the air, vaporizes and turns into an odorless gas capable of displacing oxygen.

You can provide immediate support to the victims and their families by clicking and donating: https://www.gofundme.com/f/gainesville-leak

CONTACT:
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement  | Andrea Arenas |  aarenas@lclaa.org
Poder Latinx  | Fernanda Durand | (214) 402-0186 | l fernanda@communicationsshop.us
Georgia Familias Unidas  | Maria del Rosario Palacios | 678.897.3153 | rosario@gafu.org
Southern Poverty Law Center   | Jeff Migliozzi | jeff.migliozzi@splcenter.org
Sur Legal  | Shelly Anand | shelly@surlegal.org

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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. Visit LCLAA on the web at www.lclaa.org, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Poder Latinx’s mission is to build a political wave of voters where the Latinx community, immigrants, and people of color play a key role in the transformation of the country and become decision-makers in our democracy. Through innovative partnerships, issue-based organizing, and leadership development, Poder Latinx is rapidly expanding the U.S electorate with new and low propensity Latinx voters. In its first six months, Poder Latinx registered 30,000 voters, building a foundation poised to create change starting with the 2020 Presidential elections.
 

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Georgia AFL-CIO
 is the state’s largest union federation and is a key part of the nation’s largest and strongest labor federation—the AFL-CIO, which unites 10.5 million working women and men of every race and ethnicity and from every walk of life.

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Georgia Familias Unidas are Georgia workers organizing for the betterment of the community.