Washington D.C.- The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and Mijente have joined efforts in order to produce “The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinos in the U.S.” This timely report encapsulates the quality of life of Latinos in our country prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, thus drawing attention to the increased uncertainties this sector of the population now faces as a result of the pandemic.
This report utilices statistics regarding median salaries, job trends, unemployment and poverty rates, as well as educational attainment levels, retirement opportunities, and access to health care- to name a few- in an attempt to shed light on the inequalities that Latinos face, and the mounting challenges they will endure as a result of the economic and health crisis that COVID-19 has unleashed.
Furthermore, this document also provides faces and stories of workers and individuals who are on the frontlines, waging a war against this invisible enemy. The ultimate objective of “The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinos in the U.S., is to raise awareness of the difficulties, and disparities this segment of the population is subject to, in hopes to advance policies that can be more inclusive and just.
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