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Milwaukee LCLAA

Milwaukee LCLAA

Who are we, and what is our mission?

Milwaukee LCLAA is an organization affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the national labor federation. We are a group of primarily Latino volunteers who strengthen the labor and progressive social movements through the promotion of diversity and activism. As a focus, we work to invite and encourage more participation by Latinos in labor unions. At the same time, we try to educate and mobilize unionists to make their unions more attractive to Latino workers, and thus to workers of all cultures and backgrounds.

What activities do LCLAA volunteers do in the Milwaukee area?

  • We provide individual bilingual assistance and referrals for workers experiencing problems in the workplace.

  • We provide bilingual assistance to unions so they can better communicate with Spanish speaking workers through translation of labor agreements and publications, and interpretation for events and meetings for union representation.

  • Through rallies, forums, marches and other events, we support and advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and other issues of special importance to the Latino community.

  • We conduct monthly bilingual educational workshops on important labor topics to assist in the development of Latino union leadership.

  • We conduct outreach to Latino workers on the right to join unions and how to participate in union activities.

  • We advocate with politicians to create and support bills addressing the needs of the Latino workers.

  • We conduct free ESL classes.

  • We provide free trainings in Spanish on industrial skills

ESL classes

Two times per year LCLAA conducts a free 3-month ESL course open to the general community. For more information about these clases, please call:

(414) 690-2663

Basic industrial skills classes instructed in spanish

We provide free classes conducted in Spanish on Basic Industrial Skills:

  • Blueprints

  • Precision Measurement

  • Shop Math

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing &GD&T)

The classes are conducted two Saturdays per month from February through April. Upon successfully finishing the course, students receive a Completion Certificate useful for finding a new job or seeking a promotion within a company.

Wisconsin latino labor conference

Every two years since 2011 LCLAA has organized the biennial Wisconsin Latino Labor Conference, held in late October in years without federal elections. The conference runs two days, Friday and Saturday. The entire conference is conducted bilingually via simultaneous interpretation. The Friday presentations are done in English emphasizing topics relevant to union efforts to organize and represent Latino workers. The Saturday presentations are in Spanish and emphasize Latino leadership development and union participation for Latino workers.

For the Family

Toys for Kids Project

Every year LCLAA raises funds for its "Toys for Kids" project and hosts a party as part of our year-end holiday family celebration.

Annual family picnic

Each August, LCLAA holds a family picnic at Humboldt Park with food, piñata, face painting, kickball, door prizes, and other family-friendly activies.

¿Quiénes somos? ¿Qué es nuestra misión?

Milwaukee LCLAA es una organización afiliada a la AFL-CIO, la federación nacional de trabaja-dores. Somos un grupo latino de voluntarios que luchamos por fortalecer el movimiento laboral / justicia social a través de la promoción de la di-versidad y la participación. Como punto de atención, trabajamos para invitar y alentar la participación de los trabajadores latinos en los sindicatos. Al mismo tiempo, tratamos de educar y movilizar a los sindicalistas para que sus sin-dicatos sean más atractivos para los trabaja-dores latinos y, por lo tanto, para los trabaja-dores de todas las culturas y orígenes.

¿Qué tipos de actividades hacen los volun-tarios de LCLAA de Milwaukee?

  • Proporcionamos asistencia individual bilingüe y referencias para trabajadores que encuentren problemas en el lugar de trabajo

  • Brindamos asistencia bilingüe a los sindicatos para que puedan comunicarse mejor con los trabajadores de habla hispana a través de la traducción de los convenios y publicaciones la-borales y la interpretación de los eventos y las reuniones de representación sindical.

  • A través de manifestaciones, foros, marchas y otros eventos apoyamos la reforma inmigratoria integral y otras cuestiones especialmente im-portantes para la comunidad latina.

  • Realizamos talleres educativos bilingües mensuales sobre temas laborales importantes para ayudar en el desarrollo del liderazgo sindi-cal latino.

  • Realizamos actividades de divulgación para informar a los trabajadores de sus derechos de afiliarse a un sindicato y cómo participar en ac-tividades sindicales.

  • Apoyamos campañas de sindicatos y trabaja-dores para lograr buenos contratos sindicales y participar con éxito en actividades concertadas.

  • Realizamos clases gratuitas de ESL