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S2E1 - ¡Sí pudimos! The victory against Chlorpyrifos

S2E1 - ¡Sí pudimos! The victory against Chlorpyrifos

September 22, 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent decision to ban the use of Chlorpyrifos in agriculture is a monumental victory for Latino farmworkers, many of whom were forced to handle this toxin on a regular basis to maintain their livelihood. In this episode, we review the history of this struggle, discuss what our victory means for our comunidad, and talk about the next steps we’ll need to take to protect workers from this dangerous chemical. We also take the opportunity to reflect on the role of Latino trade unionists in eliminating workplace hazards like Chlorpyrifos and the opportunities and limitations that come with a legal advocacy approach.

 

Featuring:

Iris Figueroa, Farmworker Justice

Andrea Delgado, UFW Foundation

Raul García, Earthjustice

Hosts:

Jose Vargas, Executive Director, LCLAA
Pablo Stein, Director of Communications and Policy, LCLAA

S1E6 - The “Sazón” del Labor Movement: A recipe for women‘s leadership in the labor

S1E6 - The “Sazón” del Labor Movement: A recipe for women‘s leadership in the labor

March 17, 2021

March is Women’s History Month, a time we dedicate to the accomplishments, contributions, and the role that women play in the labor movement. In this episode, our guests discuss their leadership, what inspires them to continue en La Lucha, and how we are all part of the efforts towards a more prosperous and inclusive future.

Featuring:

Clayola Brown, President, A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI)

Denise Berkley, Statewide Executive Vice President, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)

Elise Bryant, President, Coalition of Labor Union Women

Yanira Merino,National President, LCLAA

 

Hosts:

Jose Vargas, LCLAA Executive Director
Andrea Arenas, LCLAA Director of Communications and Policy

S1E5 - You Want Me to Get What? Moving from vaccine distrust to understanding

S1E5 - You Want Me to Get What? Moving from vaccine distrust to understanding

February 9, 2021

In this episode, we explore the multifaceted aspects of the covid-19 vaccine and analyze the role that bilingual information plays in the process of allowing black and brown communities to make informed decisions as well as the historical reasons for fear and mistrust that communities of color have regarding this vaccine. Finally, we talk about the role that unions play in helping that members get vaccinated.

 

Featuring:

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers

Eva Galvez, MD from the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Jelisa Timmons, MD who practices Family Medicine at St. Francis Family Medicine

Veronica Segovia Bedon, AARP Multicultural Leadership, Senior Advisor, Hispanic/Latino Audience

 

Hosts:

Jose Vargas, LCLAA Executive Director
Andrea Arenas, LCLAA Director of Communications and Policy

S1E4 - Georgia on My Mind

S1E4 - Georgia on My Mind

January 2, 2021

This episode covers the high-stakes 2020 Georgia runoff election, which could provide Democrats a majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. This would give President Elect Biden an important advantage in implementing the agenda he and Vice-President Elect Harris have set forward for our country.

 

Featuring:

Hector Flores, Las Cafeteras (a Chicano band from East Los Angeles)

Susana Duran, Georgia State Director for Poder Latinx and a former LCLAA Trabajadoras Fellow

Maria Rosario Palacios, Director for Georgia Familias Unidas

 

Hosts:

Jose Vargas, LCLAA Executive Director
Andrea Arenas, LCLAA Director of Communications and Policy

S1E3 - Todos con DACA

S1E3 - Todos con DACA

December 11, 2020

For the past few years, the current administration has attempted to terminate the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which shields undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation.

On November 14, 2020, New York Attorney General Letitia James ruled that Chad Wolf was not lawfully serving as Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security when he signed rules that limited the number of applications and renewals for DACA, therefore invalidating his suspension to the program.

Across the nation, DREAMers and immigrant rights advocates celebrated this ruling. But what does this ruling really mean particularly taking into account the results of the recent elections?

Featuring:

Natalie Vargas, DREAMer, and former LCLAA Intern

Karen Reyes, DREAMer and AFT member

Shannon Lederer, AFL-CIO Director of Immigration Policy

Letitia James, New York State Attorney General

Hosts:

Jose Vargas, LCLAA Executive Director
Andrea Arenas, LCLAA Director of Communications and Policy

S1E2 - ¿Y ahora que?

S1E2 - ¿Y ahora que?

November 16, 2020

This episode focuses on the importance of civic engagement, union efforts to increase voter turnout, and the crucial role that Latino voters played this election cycle. We also reflect on the importance of keeping our communities civically engaged in order to achieve a more equal and just nation.

 

Hosts:

Jose Vargas, LCLAA Executive Director
Andrea Arenas, LCLAA Director of Communications and Policy

S1E1 - The Latino Community and BLM

S1E1 - The Latino Community and BLM

August 13, 2020

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted black and brown communities and highlighted racial and economic inequalities. We discuss these inequities and their intersection with the Black Lives Matter protests inspired by the murder of George Floyd.

We also discuss the role of the Latino community in the BLM movement and the precautions Latinos participating in this movement can take in order to ensure their health.

Featuring:

Janella Hinds - UFT Vice President Academic High School

Esmeralda Flores - Immigrant Rights and Binational Affairs

Advocate ASLU San Diego

Hosts:

Jose Vargas, LCLAA Executive Director
Andrea Arenas, LCLAA Director of Communications and Policy

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