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State of Hispanic America: Striving for Equitable Opportunity
In this brief, NCLR analyzes key themes related to the U.S. Latino population that were included in President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address.
Latinos and the Federal Budget:& Don’t Undercut Our Future
We urge Congress to stop the devastating automatic budget cuts due to hit on March 1. Any further deficit reduction should come from closing tax loopholes that benefit the top 2% and wealthy corporations, not by cutting ...
Invest in Latino Workers for a Stronger Economy
Policy recommendations to create jobs and improve employment opportunities for Latinos
NCLR Principles on the Federal Budget
The federal budget is a reflection of the highest priorities of our society. Decisions our country makes about where to invest its dollars will determine what kind of future we create for the next generation. Hispanics, ...
Weak Economy Means Rising Poverty Levels Among Latino Families
On September 13, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data measuring poverty in the U.S. during 2010. The statistics show large increases in poverty among all Americans, which reflects the weak economic recovery and ...
Latino Policy Priorities for Energy and Climate Change
As the fastest-growing segment of the workforce—and among the hardest hit by the recession—Latinos have much at stake in the design and implementation of new federal energy and climate change policies. The aspects of the ...
Latino State Fact Sheet
This series profiles Latinos in the 35 U.S. states with the largest Latino population, largest proportion of Latinos, and the largest growth in the Latino population from 2000 to 2008. The most dramatic Hispanic population ...
NCLR Comments on Proposed Rule to Limit Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
NCLR supports a proposal to protect workers from lung illnesses in construction and other industries by limiting their exposure to crystalline silica (quartz) dust. NCLR submitted formal comments to the Federal Register ...
Fits and Starts: Latino Employment in Growing and Shrinking Industries
From a national perspective, tracking employment by industry is one way to understand how Latino workers are faring as the economy emerges from the recession.
NCLR Comments on The Department of Labor’s Proposed Overtime Rule
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) strongly supports the Wage and Hour Division's proposal to update the salary level test for determining exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay protections under the Fair Labor ...