Red Card

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution.  Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home.

 

 

COVID-19

Please note that these infographics have the date of when they were updates. We are doing our best to closely monitored recommendations by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will be updating this page with reliable Spanish information for our members and communities. Above all, stay safe!

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**Todos estos recursos fueron revisados el Primero de Abril. 04/01/2020

2020 UL Educational Conference Information

We are pleased to invite you of to the upcoming UFCW United Latinos 2020 Educational Conference to be held in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM. Our three-day conference brings together hundreds of Latinxs and allies to engage in conversation around issues that impact immigrant, refugee, and Latinx workers from all over North America. Learn through innovative workshops and plenaries, and celebrate trailblazers across labor and our community.

Click here for information on the 2020 Educational Conference

Check out the Fall Newsletter

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United Latinos of the UFCW Statement on ICE Raids in Mississippi

August 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA – The United Latinos of The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union released the following statement in response to the raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Mississippi of a Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton and a Peco Foods Inc. plant in Canton. Both plants are represented by the UFCW.

On August 7, 2019, U.S. Immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers. This is the largest workplace raid in at least a decade and the largest single-state raid in U.S. history. Two of the plants raided, Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton and Pico Foods Inc. plant in Canton are both represented by UFCW Local 1529. 

The grotesque actions of the Trump Administration remain ruthless and heartless. Yesterday’s massive raid has torn apart hardworking families who toil in our food service plants to nurture our nation through the food they produce. Those workers, our members, merit the utmost respect. The workers in these food processing plants deserve the right to due process and to be treaded with dignity and justice. 


“We must stand with the families in Mississippi and our UFCW family to demand and end to family separation, enough is enough.Trump’s administration blatantly continues to  dehumanize our communities and belittle the labor of immigrants. In these times we can either idly stand by or do what the Labor Movement does best — organize. We must organize to mobilize, educate, and empower our members, and their families, and their communities.”  – Rigoberto Valdez Jr., President of the United Latinos of the UFCW 

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To directly support those on the ground please donate to UFCW Local 1529’s Strike and Emergency Fund. Address the check to UFCW Local 1529 Strike and Emergency Fund and mail in your check

UFCW Local 1529

8205 Macon Road 

Cordova, TN 38018 

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We must remain vigilant and prepared. The best way to be a resource to our members is by empowering them with their rights. It is more important than ever for workers and community members to know their rights. We urge you to continue to share widely the United Latinos list of Raid Preparedness and Immigration resources

For your convenience and easy access all our Raid Preparedness and Immigration resources are available through our United Latinos app. Download for free through the APPSTORE and PLAY STORE

In Solidarity, 

The United Latinos of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union 

Expansion of Expedited Deportations

The United Latinos of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) condemns the Trump Administration’s Expansion of Expedited Deportations The Trump Administration announced on July 22, 2019 that it would be publishing a new rule on July 23, 2019 to take effect that same day that expands expedited removal (or deportations).

 Under this new rule, immigration officers have the sole discretion to deport non-citizens without due process or a hearing before a judge.  Any non-citizen found anywhere in the United States can be subjected to this fast-tracked deportation without ever seeing a judge or having a fair day in court.  This rule will take effect immediately. This is a continued attack of our community by this Administration. 

The United Latinos will not stand for this Administration’s continued racist policies.  This rule will have a negative and dangerous impact on communities of color, resulting in racial profiling  and the unlawful detention and deportation of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents.  Workers of color anywhere in the United States can be subject to an immigration officer’s racial profiling and be unlawfully deported under the expedited removal rule without the opportunity to see a judge.  Nobody in America should live in fear of being separated from their family or being deported without their day in court. 

 More information about the expansion of the expedited removal rule can be found here: https://www.aila.org/advo-media/aila-practice-pointers-and-alerts/trump-administration-expands-expedited-removal?utm_source=AILA%20Email&utm_medium=COAL 

It is more important than ever for workers and community members to know their rights. Please continue to share the United Latinos list of resources: Raid Preparedness & Immigration Resources

United Latinos Statement on Border Crisis

The United Latinos of the UFCW condemns the Trump Administration’s Treatment of Asylum Seekers at the Border, Resulting in Tragic Deaths, Separation of Families, and Inhumane and Abusive Detention Conditions of Migrants and Children 

A father, Oscar Alberto, and his two-year old daughter, Valeria, tragically drowned crossing the Rio Grande attempting to come to the United States to seek refuge and asylum – fleeing the violence from their native El Salvador.  In recent months, thousands of migrants fleeing violence in Central America have traveled to the Southern border seeking asylum. The United States government, however, has refused to allow people to present at the border and apply for asylum, has separated families –  ripping children – including infants and toddlers – from their families, and subjected these individuals to inhumane treatment and deplorable detention conditions.  


The United Latinos of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union condemns the Trump Administration’s cruel and inhumane treatment of migrants at the border.  This current administration’s border policy is inconsistent with the principles and values upon which this country was founded. It is reported that 24 immigrants have died in ICE custody under the Trump Administration.  Children are dying in Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) custody at the border and the recent reports of “sickness, filth and overcrowding” of young people and children in a Texas CBP detention facility demonstrate that crisis exists at the border.  These policies will not deter our members and workers in this country from continuing to go to work to improve their workplaces and lives.       


“Our union members and their families include immigrants who have contributed to our communities and workplaces in the UnitedStates.  Many of our parents and grandparents were once migrants seeking entry at our borders. We cannot allow the human rights violations to continue to take place at our borders.  We demand a stop to these practices and demand family unification now. Additionally, we will continue to fight to improve the lives of our members, their families, and all workers in the United States.”  – Rigo Valdez, President of United Latinos.


The United Latinos of the UFCW call on Congress to support legislation that ends child detention and supports family unification.  Resources with ideas on how individuals can help immigrants at the border, in detention or otherwise, can be found in the following link. 

This administration’s anti-immigrant and anti-worker policies are not limited to the current crisis at the border.  Our communities and workers are under attack. We encourage all workers, members, and their families to know their rights.  We will continue to organize, mobilize and educate our members.  

In Solidarity,

The United Latinos of the UFCW 

The United Latinos of the UFCW Denounces the Trump Administration’s Threat to Deploy I.C.E. agents for Massive Deportation Waves

National Hotline for raids United We Dream 1-844-363-1423

On Monday June 17, 2019 – President Trump tweeted  that U.S. immigration agents are planning to make mass arrests across major U.S. cities. Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted the cancellation of the planned raids in order to allow the Democrats to negotiate over the country’s asylum laws.  This is a threat to many immigrant families across the country and it is a direct threat to our members and their families – many of whom are of mixed status. When our members are under attack, what do we do? Fight back! As such, the United Latinos of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union reiterates their commitment to stand in solidarity with immigrants and continue to fight for workers threatened by Trump’s actions. 

“We have to be the change we want to see, it is up to us.  When we committed to the labor movement we did so with the intention of achieving justice, union familia, there is nothing just about our members and their families living in fear. No one should be afraid to go to work fearing that it might be the last time they see their families because their workplace can be raided by I.C.E. We can not idly stand by as this happens to our members, our familia, our communities” – Rigo Valdez, President of United Latinos 

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a month meant to empower, uplift, and celebrate our immigrant stories. As the United Latinos of the UFCW we made a commitment to fight for immigrant rights. Our organization transcends borders and refuses to operate within a system powered by bigotry and racism. As the United Latinos, we emphasize the value that immigrant workers bring to our communities and movements. It is shameful that the Trump administration continues their anti-immigrant and anti-worker agenda. As an organization we refuse to acquiesce to how working class families and immigrant workers are being treated.  As an organization we must organize, mobilize and educate our members and communities.

As the United Latinos  we stand with our core values of PROUDLY choosing love over hate, we will stand in solidarity with our immigrant and refugee members and fight for immigrant working communities always.

**Download our United Latinos App, available in App Store and Play Store, for more Immigration Resources available on the go through your SmartPhone**

In Solidarity,

The United Latinos of the UFCW

UFCW Raid Preparedness Fact Sheet


UFCW Raid Preparedness Fact Sheet (SPANISH)

AFL-CIO Workplace Toolkit

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United Latinos Winter Newsletter

 

Check out the current edition of the United Latinos Winter Newsletter.

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Latina Equal Pay Day

As a reminder, Latina Equal Pay Day is THIS Thursday, November 1, 2018. Here’s what we need you to do:

  1. Share the email below with your network. 
  2. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sign-up to Co-Sponsor the Twitter Storm or receive more information at: https://goo.gl/forms/qWIRi3VkS3le3RQk2 by tomorrow, October 31 at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT
  3. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Contribute to the toolkit at https://goo.gl/forms/RVvHPCvOwMQkNsZI3 or email latinaequalpay@lclaa.us. If you would like to use the official LEPD logo in your graphics, it is attached. The extended deadline is also tomorrow, October 31 at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT. 
  4. Share the save the date:
    • SAMPLE TWEET: STD #LatinaEqualPay Day is Thurs 11/1! Join us! We’ll #DemandMore #equalpay for #Trabajadoras! 53c on the $1 of White men is not fair or enough 4 Latinas & families. Let’s address the causes of the #wagegap from lack of transparency to occupational segregation to sex harassment. (The save the date graphic attached.)
    • If you have a network in the Greater Atlanta, GA area, please invite them to Thursday’s Power Summit. Info included below.
  5. Participate in the social media storm on Thursday at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT using using the primary hashtag #LatinaEqualPay and secondary hashtags #Trabajadoras, and #DemandMoreClick for all details!

UFCW United Latinos Empower Workers in Puerto Rico

United Latinos of the UFCW held their executive board meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on August 8 to 11 to help members of UFCW Local 481 and their families recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. Members of United Latinos also attended the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) 2018 Convention, which was held in San Juan at the same time.

During the convention and meetings, United Latinos were able to pass a resolution on solidarity with UFCW workers in Puerto Rico, participate in day of service events and hold solidarity actions against the privatization of public education.  The day of service was geared towards rebuilding and repainting a shelter for young, disabled women and a nonprofit center aimed at assisting women who are escaping domestic violence.

“The LCLAA convention in which we participated as part of UFCW / United Latinos was a great opportunity to strengthen ties of solidarity and to say thank you for all the support we have received in Puerto Rico from our UFCW matrix, an action that we will always carry in our hearts,” said Andrés Lloret Gutiérez, president of UFCW Local 481. “We were able to strengthen alliances to face the great challenges that lie ahead, not only of workers’ rights, but also in defense of civil rights. We thank United Latinos and its executives for an enriching experience. Count on us in Puerto Rico to fight together for the good of the workers.”

“I am excited for the possibilities that can and will arise from the collaborative endeavors of Latinos and the greater communities in politics, organizing and civic engagement,” said UFCW Local 770 Organizing Director Rigo Valdez, who was elected as a LCLAA board member at the convention. “Together we can strengthen the labor movement and promote and empower Latinos across the country. I am proud of the work the United Latinos and UFCW Local 481 have done and I am proud of our collaborative plan to move on the solidarity resolution.”