Workers Rights

WHEREAS, the League of United Latin American Citizens is convened in Chicago, IL for its 78th annual convention and exposition to reaffirm the mission of LULAC nationwide; and

WHEREAS, the mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States; and

WHEREAS, a majority of workers employed in Southern California by Grocery Supermarket retailers Vonís (Safeway), Albertsons, and Ralphs (Kroger) are Hispanic; and

WHEREAS, a previous organized lockout of employees three years ago by the above listed retailers resulted in serious family hardship, loss of homes, loss of vehicles, significant and increased family debt, and displacement; and

WHEREAS, the purchasing power of Hispanics is estimated more than $1.5 billion annually;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, this 14th day o July 2007 that members of LULAC throughout the United States and Puerto Rico give their full support to these workers and their families and urge the named retailers in LULAC communities to exercise caution and restraint during current labor contract negotiations when decisions are made which may impact the well being of families.

Approved this 14th day of July 2007.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President

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