About Worker’s Rights
LCLAA continues to promote collective bargaining rights through unionization for Latinos. Unions provide Latinos better wages, protections, and a voice in the workplace. Unionized Latino workers earn 51 percent more than their non-union counterparts and have increased access to health care and pension plans. Union membership can boost earnings for Latino workers and improve overall working conditions and Latino workers who are unionized are also more likely to enjoy health care benefits. LCLAA remains committed to promoting universal workplace safety standards and is a proponent of increasing OSHA oversight of workplace safety, enforcing stricter punishments for employers who fall below minimum safety standards, and advocating immunity from deportation for whistleblowing undocumented workers.
Over the past decade, Latinos have continuously been disproportionately represented in low wage jobs. In 2018, non-union Latinos earned approximately $34,164 a year or $657 per week.
Latino union members earned approximately $47,424 a year in 2018. That translates to $912 in median weekly earnings.
Latino union members on average earned approximately $6.38 more per hour than non-union Latino workers in 2018.