Let’s all Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15

Article published on september 16, 2022

Join Local 1000 as we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of our Latinx members and labor leaders throughout history.

Our fight today to improve the lives of working families and to achieve social and economic justice is a struggle with deep roots into every point of the cultural and ethnic compass. The working conditions we enjoy today—and endeavor to improve for ourselves and future generations—owe a deep debt to our brothers and sisters in the Hispanic labor community.

57 years ago this month, two great labor leaders, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, helped to organize one of the most successful strikes in labor history, the Delano Grape Strike. Filipino farm workers, members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, walked off the job at table grape farms in the area to protest low pay and poor working conditions.

We are proud of our Latinx leaders who continue to unite together and fight for all workers! This Hispanic Heritage Month, we thank our Latinx community for their constant contributions to the labor movement and our communities.

Check out Local 1000’s Latin@ Committee!
This group is responsible for the review of policies and programs established by the State directly impacting Latino and Latina members of Local 1000. Additionally, the Committee is looking to expand its outreach to its members by hosting regional meetings and functions that will bring in Latino/a members, the Latino community and supporters of Latino issues