Washington D.C.- LCLAA National stands in solidarity with more than 720 nurses who work at the AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois. Amita Health has violated state permitting regulations by hiring out-of-state nurses to temporarily replace striking nurses, and further staff the medical facility. These frontline workers, and heroes, are amid contract negotiations, demanding PTO benefits, and fair wages! It is our responsibility to support their right to a safe work environment, and job protections, our families, communities, and nation depend on these valiant masked heroes!
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