Community leaders, workers and representatives of Latin American consulates joined with LiUNA on March 7 to launch a long-term effort to help immigrant construction workers unite for basic rights and freedoms. The effort – called Levanta Tu Voz! (Raise Your Voice!) – will include grassroots field activity at jobsites and in area community gathering places. It will be accompanied by a high-impact, multi-year paid media campaign, which will amplify the real-life stories of immigrant construction workers. “For too long immigrants have come to our region and given of their skills and their labor as they seek better lives, only to be violated, abused or discarded,” said Dennis Martire, Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager of LiUNA, the Laborers’ International Union of North America. “The only way to change that is for workers to unite in a powerful organization of their own such as LiUNA.” Read more here.
DC LABORFest 2021