Entries Tagged as 'Labor Relations'

Who is Our Cesar Chavez? Who is Our Dolores Huerta?

November 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz As 2011 approaches, let us take a moment to review 2000-2010 through a lens of Latino disempowerment. During this decade, our community has weathered firestorms ranging from anti-immigrant rhetoric, to financial extortion, to exclusion from the American educational system. Make no mistake, when politicians refuse to provide access to higher education for […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · Labor Relations · Latino History · LULAC · National Association of Latino Elected Officials · National Council of La Raza

New Flavor, Same Nasty Taste: New York City’s New School Chancellor

November 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The following blog is by “Jude Soto,” who will occasionally be contributing pieces on educational policy and politics in New York. Jude Soto has been a teacher in a low-income public high school in New York City since 2004. A native New Yorker, Soto has an M.A. in history from Brooklyn College. Outside of the […]

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Tags: Education · Labor Relations

Meg Whitman and the Housemaid Fiasco + New Spanish Language Commercial

October 3rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Yesterday California gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman debated in Fresno for Univision, which has since been translated into Spanish so for their viewers. This debate came after a contentious week where Meg Whitman had to address her undocumented housekeeper situation. The undocumented housekeeper issues is one that has plagued candidates from both the […]

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Tags: Immigration · Labor Relations · Media

Candidate Profile: Randy Parraz for U.S. Senate

August 23rd, 2010 · 9 Comments

Arizona’s primary is tomorrow, and while many people are focusing on the John McCain and J.D. Hayworth race on the GOP side, there is an up and coming Latino candidate on the Democratic side, Randy Parraz. Randy Parraz entered the Democratic race in late April challenging the establishment candidate Rodney Glassman right after SB 1070 […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · John McCain · Labor Relations

More Observations of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

August 16th, 2010 · 11 Comments

By “Michaelr” On August 14, 2010, at the Los Angeles Trade Tech College in room 221, I engaged with the 25th U.S. Secretary of Labor, the former U.S. Congressional Representative of California’s 31st District, Hilda Solis.  Although our conversation was interrupted by an irate middle-aged woman seeking amends for some incident that hardly seemed public, […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Labor Relations · Rep. Hilda Solis · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Appears in Los Angeles with Mayor Villaraigosa and Senator Boxer

August 15th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Yesterday I had the opportunity to see one of the more revered and respected Latinas in public office, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis at a small event at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College. The Secretary appeared after Mayor Villaraigosa and Senator Boxer addressed a classroom sized gathering of organizers and activists. The event was sponsored by […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Economics · Immigration · Labor Relations · voting trends

Yesterday’s May Day Marches

May 2nd, 2010 · 10 Comments

For many May Day is known as International Worker’s Day, and in the US, it has turned into a day where many advocate for immigration reform. After all, one of the main issues driving immigration to the United States involves labor. Yesterday, there were May Day rallies and marches throughout the US, and fortunately Pablo […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Immigration · Labor Relations · Rep. Luis Gutierrez

“I’m too sexy for a suit!”

April 5th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Once upon a time, the United Farm Workers was more of an idealist union, especially under the leadership of Cesar Chavez. In the last 17 years, the UFW (United Farm Workers) has digressed and struggled to find focus as it now advocates for immigration reform and works to represent undocumented farm workers, whereas Cesar Chavez […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Immigration · Kennedys · Labor Relations · Latino History