In celebration of September 15-October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month, the following is a statement from Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission (HRDC) Director Anthony M. Rosa:
“The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the work of our Hispanic members and labor leaders of the past and present who paved the way for workers today.
“Hispanic history is woven into the history of the American labor movement. Thanks to the leadership and determination of labor activists like Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Luisa Moreno, all workers today enjoy strong workplace protections and better working conditions.
“While progress has been made over the years, there is more work to be done to protect workers of color and immigrant workers who are often working some of the most vulnerable jobs.
“As an Afro-Latino and proud member of the Teamsters National Hispanic Caucus, I know firsthand how important it is that we amplify, organize, and empower workers from historically marginalized communities. As Director of the Human Rights and Diversity Commission, I am proud to be doing just that.
“To our Hispanic brothers and sisters, thank you for all you have done and all that you will do to make the Teamsters Union stronger. We are delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic workers this month and every month.”