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Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, the AFL-CIO will be profiling leaders and activists to spotlight the diverse contributions Hispanics and Latinos have made to the labor movement. Today's profile features Alicia Hernández.
Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
On Tuesday, semiconductor company Micron Technology announced the exciting news that it plans to invest $100 billion for a new advanced manufacturing complex in Syracuse, New York. The computer chip project is the largest private investment in New York state history and is estimated to create tens of thousands of jobs, many of them good union jobs, in this high-tech American industry. It wouldn’t have been possible without the recently passed CHIPS and Science Act—and the tireless advocacy of a union member who represents Syracuse in the state legislature.
Despite the challenges of organizing during a deadly pandemic, working people across the country (and beyond) continue organizing, bargaining and mobilizing for a better life. This edition begins with:
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, the AFL-CIO will be profiling leaders and activists to spotlight the diverse contributions Hispanics and Latinos have made to the labor movement.