U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) attended a roundtable discussion with members of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Las Vegas Chapter (LCLAA) to talk about their priorities – including health care, housing, and public safety – and discuss her work in the Senate to address them. The roundtable consisted of members of the Transport Workers Union; the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers; the Laborers’ International Union of North America; the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Association; and the Sheet Metal, Air Rail, Transportation Union.
“Thanks to unions and their fight for living wages and better working conditions, hardworking Nevada families are able to pursue the American Dream,” said Senator Rosen. “I was glad to meet with members of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Las Vegas and hear their stories and the issues that are top of mind. From creating more good-paying union jobs to fighting for paid family leave to lowering costs for families, I am committed to helping hardworking Nevada families thrive.”
“Latino workers make important contributions to Nevada’s economy every single day, and they deserve quality working conditions like a living wage and paid sick leave,” said Vince Saavedra, President of LCLAA. “We’re grateful to Senator Jacky Rosen for sitting down with the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Las Vegas to discuss our priorities and the work she’s doing on behalf of workers in our state.”
Senator Rosen has been a champion for Nevada workers and the Latino community in the state. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen helped introduce the PRO Act to strengthen protections for workers’ rights to form a union and bargain for benefits. This comes in addition to the FAMILY Act that Senator Rosen co-sponsored to provide all workers with twelve weeks of paid parental, medical, and caregiving leave. Senator Rosen has also helped introduce legislation to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Last Congress, she introduced two pieces of legislation to support Latino-owned and other minority-owned businesses in the wake of the pandemic.