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.
Although Latinas make substantial contributions to the U.S. economy, they have the largest wage gap, typically earning only 54 cents for every dollar earned by White, non-Hispanic men. You can help us fight unfair and unequal wages by supporting hard-working Latinas on Thursday, Nov. 2.
Latinas must work more than 22 months to earn what White men earn in 12 months. This disparity in pay hurts not only Latinas, but also has a significant impact on the families and communities they support.
Please get involved and help us draw attention to this economic disparity by joining the Twitter storm (#LatinaEqualPay and #Trabajadoras) on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional information about Latina Equal Pay Day is available here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):
“President Trump’s decision to end DACA is cold-hearted, cruel, and a betrayal of what America stands for.
“Hundreds of thousands of young, hard-working men and women who love America will now be needlessly punished for childhood circumstances. These young people have grown up in this country, passed background checks, pay taxes, go to school, and have worked hard to build a better America. They have earned and deserve fair treatment, but instead their lives are being thrown into chaos with this announcement.
“President Trump’s decision will not make America great again; rather, it will tear families apart, damage communities, and further fuel a terrible divide that is already hurting the nation we all love.
“On behalf of the 1.3 million members of our union family, we urge all Members of Congress to immediately do what is right and protect these Dreamers.”
- Terminating DACA needlessly removes 800,000 hard-working men and women from our workforce.
- It will cost $433.4 billion in GDP loss over a decade.
- It will cost employers $3.4 billion in unnecessary turnover costs.
- Contributions to Medicare and Social Security will be cut by $24.6 billion over a decade.
- Some 6% of DACA recipients have launched businesses that employ American citizens.
- Almost 55% of DACA recipients have purchased a vehicle, and more than one in ten have purchased their first home.
- Source: ILRC, The Economic Cost of Ending DACA
July 27, 2017
The labor movement strives to make every job in our country a good job. To do that, we must and we will stand with every worker in the fight for basic rights and dignity on the job. We will not allow union members or any workers to lose their rights and status. We will fight for and with them just as they have fought for and with all of us.
Be Bold, Speak Out, Fight Back!
Registration 12 noon
Welcome Reception 6 pm
Conference Kick off 8:30 am
Workshops 2pm – 4pm
Conference Starts 9 am
Workshops 2pm – 4pm
Awards Gala 7 pm
This Year’s Honorees include;
Joe Barragan Award: UFCW Canada
John Rene Rodriguez Award: RWDSU
Building Community/Building Union Community Allies Award –
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
Champions for Justice Award:
UFCW Local 1776 and UFCW Local 1149
Screening of “The Long Ride” 9 am
Immigration Update 10:45 – 12pm
In the United States, every person—whether documented or undocumented—has the constitutional right to remain silent and to refuse to answer questions of the police, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), whether on the street, in a car, or at home.
Under the law, the ICE must have proof you are not from the United States to deport you. They can use the following information against you:
• If you run and the ICE catches you.
• If you tell the ICE where you were born or that you don’t have papers.
• If you carry false documents.
• If you carry papers from your country. If you are questioned by the ICE, you are NOT required to reveal any information, such as your name, address, or home country. If you are questioned or detained, however, it usually is a good idea to give your name so that friends, family, or your attorney can locate you.
Below are links to resources that will help you understand your rights in the United States.
¡CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS!
En los Estados Unidos, toda persona—documentada o no documentada—tiene el derecho a callar y a rehusarse a contestar preguntas de la policía, la Agencia Federal de Investigaciones (FBI), o de la migra, ya sea en la calle, en un carro, o en su casa.
Bajo la ley, la migra necesita tener pruebas de que usted no es de este país para deportarlo. Ellos pueden usar la siguiente información en su contra:
• Si usted corre y la migra lo agarra.
• Si usted le dice a la migra donde nació y que no tiene papeles.
• Si usted usa documentos falsos.
• Si usted usa documentos de su país. Si es interrogado por la migra, usted NO está obligado a revelar ninguna información, como su nombre, dirección o el país de origen. Sin embargo, si es interrogado es buena idea dar su nombre para que su familia, amigos o abogado puedan localizarlo.
A continuación encontrará enlaces a recursos que le ayudarán a entender sus derechos en los Estados Unidos.
Sisters and Brothers
Below is a brief translation of the Article that came out in the New York times (Spanish) after the march and below that is a link showing pictures of marchers that were featured in the Article and you might recognize one of our own Esther Lopez. I thought you might be interested. They all should be commended for participation.
Women marching against Trump: “Everything that I believe in is being attacked”
Washington- They started the march early Saturday until the evening hours. Hundreds of thousands of different ages, genders and creeds The women and the men that demonstrated here and other cities the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump for different motives but they were all united against in what to them represented the new president; the intolerance, the misogyny, the lack of appreciation of migrants and Muslims, the arrogance and intimidation.
The march of Women in Washington DC brought together different sectors that repudiated Trump – that responded accusing the media for ignoring his followers – but for many an opportunity to strengthen ties; to pay homage to their mothers, daughters and sisters; to affirm their identity and their values together with others. It was both a political manifestation and a way to ward off collective fear.
The amount of people that gathered was such that it was hard to march from one side to the other. Washington was converted in a city taken by dozens of marches, in an opportunity for the meeting. It was calculated that half a million people were out in the streets on Saturday in the capitol of the United States, a multitude three times as large then the one that attended the take over of Trump on Friday.
The New York Times photographed and talked with different women throughout the day. Read some of their testimonies and their stories by click here on this link.
Join us for a dynamic and interactive discussion taking place just two days after the U.S. presidential election.
Advocates, experts and activists from across the U.S., Mexico and Central America will join Alianza leaders to debate the question:
What do U.S. elections mean for the Americas?
An exciting line-up of speakers will bring perspectives from Latino communities, youth, black immigrants, Arab and Muslim communities, and advocates for vulnerable migrants in countries of origin and transit.
- Rashida Tlaib National Network of Arab American Communities (former Michigan State legislator)
- Esther Lopez International Secretary-Treasurer, United Food & Commercial Workers International (UFCW)
- Marybeth Onyeukwu Member, Black Immigration Network Greisa Martinez Advocacy Director, United We Dream (UWD)
- Maureen Meyer Senior Associate for Mexico and Migrant Rights, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
This election will determine who will be our President for the next four years – but there’s so much more on the line. From local, statewide and national elections, the Latino vote can determine our country’s future. Latinos taking action at the polls can influence outcomes. The candidates we elect, will affect our communities – we need to make sure our voices are heard!
The Latino population has grown into the largest minority group in the United States, a transformation that makes this voting block increasingly influential in this November’s presidential election.
Register to vote November 8th. Don’t miss out! Make your voice heard. Remember your vote is your voice. Click here to register to vote online.
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The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement announced that UFCW President Marc Perrone and Secretary-Treasurer Esther Lopez were named honorees at their 21st Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Esther Lopez honored with the Women’s National Leadership Award and Marc Perrone with the Solidaridad Award.
For decades, Esther Lopez has worked tirelessly to bring social and economic justice to every corner of the United States and beyond. Esther is best known for her leadership on comprehensive immigration reform, recognizing the issue as central to civil, human and labor rights.
Marc has committed his lifelong career in the service of hard-working families. Now at the helm of one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic labor unions, Marc’s bold leadership and vision is defining a new direction for the UFCW that remains committed to the values the UFCW will always stand for.
The United Latinos of UFCW is proud of all the work that Marc and Esther continue to do, not only for Latino workers but all workers.