The 14th District of the IATSE representing Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands met at their annual meeting the week-end of July 14-15, 2007 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. A resolution was passed to support and join the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is a national organization representing the interests of approximately 1.7 million Latino/a trade Unionists throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. LCLAA is America’s premiere national organization for Latino workers and their families. Founded in 1973, LCLAA builds coalitions between Unions and the Latino community in order to promote an inclusive working family agenda. LCLAA promotes civic participation and works with national organizations to advance the civil, social, economic & human rights of all Latinos.
“This relationship makes sense to IATSE District 14,” said District Secretary Bowles. District 14 includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands”. Our Latino members in Florida are encouraged to participate in this important constituency group. Diversity can only make us stronger.
LCLAA members are committed to improving the quality of life for Latino working families. LCLAA believes that in order to achieve social justice and improve the lives of workers, every Latino must commit to the struggle for economic change.
Economic change begins with our commitment to the labor movement.