Economy & Labor

A worker takes off the U.S and Puerto Rican flag after a rally of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in San Juan

(Español) Aun firmada Ley Promesa de Puerto Rico, sigue el debate

(Español) Más allá de la moratoria de pagos, algunos en la isla podrían resentir en el corto plazo los impactos de una baja salarial y aumento de precios en servicios básicos.

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The Youth Agenda.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22. PROGRAM # 7810 12:00 PM PT The Youth Agenda. Members of a first-of-its-kind youth commission talk about crime prevention, employment, health, and other pressing issues impacting the lives of teens and young adults in the city of Fresno and beyond. The newly-created youth commission will advise and take an active role in […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections, Health |
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Farm Worker Initiatives. Also, Michoacán: Secure Land?

MONDAY, MAY 23. PROGRAM # 7788 12:00 PM PT Farm Worker Initiatives. Hundreds of farmworker organizers met in Bakersfield, CA, for the United Farm Workers’ 20th Convention. The top union leader discusses highlights of key labor issues addressed at the convention as well as new national and international initiatives to protect farm workers, including a […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide.

TUESDAY, MAY 17. PROGRAM # 7784 12:00 PM PT Bridging the Digital Divide. Low-income families may now have access to high-quality, high-speed Internet access thanks to reforms that made broadband service more affordable for millions of people. The federal government launched a series of initiatives, including ConnectALL, ConnectHome, and modernized Lifeline, a program designed to […]

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Vecinos se solidarizan con familia Barrales – Zabaleta. Foto: Rubén Tapia.

Latino and African-American Renters Protest Mass Evictions in L.A.

Los Angeles is one of the cities with the most prohibitive costs of rent in the whole country. In several areas of the city, construction and remodeling of old apartment buildings has caused the displacement of many poor families, many of whom are Latino and African-American, who had lived there for decades.

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(Español) Pasa Nebraska ley de licencias profesionales para inmigrantes con acción diferida

(Español) Los beneficiarios de la acción diferida de la administración federal “ofrecen un gran beneficio para nuestra mano de obra local y nacional”, afirmó Kathy Tran, Subdirector de Políticas y Promoción de Habilidades y Desarrollo Laboral en el Foro Nacional de Inmigración.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Immigration |
Puertorriqueños protestan frente a la Casa Blanca en Washington. Foto: José Zamorano.

Puerto Ricans Declare Humanitarian Crisis and Call for Action

The budget crisis in Puerto Rico is not over, and without concrete actions from the Obama administration and Congress, representatives of more than 40 organizations from the island decided to take their struggle to Washington, D.C. Social leaders say the measures of austerity imposed by the government have provoked a humanitarian emergency among the poorest residents.

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(Español) “Volteando la página del odio”

(Español) “Podemos ver que hay más separación residencial, que los ricos viven con otros ricos, los pobres con otros pobres. Entonces no sólo es la desaparición de la clase media, también hay menos contacto entre las clases”.

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(Español) Histórica firma del aumento al salario mínimo en CA a 15 dólares la hora

(Español) El plan es aumentar el salario mínimo de manera cuidadosa y responsable, proveyendo alguna flexibilidad para casos de eventuales cambios negativos en las condiciones económicas y del presupuesto estatal”, declaró en su oportunidad el gobernador.

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(Español) El movimiento del alza del salario mínimo a 15 dólares la hora avanza en Nueva York

(Español) Los triunfos de California y Nueva York esta semana, en su inteción de elevar el salario mínimo, indican ciertamente que el movimiento por los 15 dólares la hora, aunque con algunos tropiezos y limitaciones, se abre paso en la nación.

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