The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is a national organization representing the interests of approximately 2 million Latino/a trade unionist throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

LCLAA was founded in 1972 by local Latino trade union committees to promote participation by Hispanic trade unionists in a more responsive labor movement. LCLAA builds political empowerment of the Latino family, supports economic and social justice for all workers, and promotes greater cultural diversity at the workplace. The challenge for LCLAA is to bring union members together in solidarity, regardless of race or ethnicity. With 65 Chapters throughout the country and Puerto Rico, LCLAA members engage in different creative programs that promote political empowerment, cultural pride, and economic development of Latino workers and their families.

LCLAA provides a voice for Latino working families nationally. In this effort LCLAA works in coalition with other leading Hispanic organizations to maximize support for economic and social policies that are essential to advancing the interests of Hispanics. LCLAA also works with these organizations to combat legislation that poses a threat to the Latino community.

Current Opportunities for Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

LCLAA's Internship Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Description: In an effort to reach out to the Latino community and increase youth leadership development, LCLAA hosts full and part-time, unpaid internships at their Washington, D.C. headquarters all year. Interns will have the opportunity to get involved in an organization that works to educate mobilize and advance the economic, social and political interests of Latino workers, their families and their communities.

Areas include: Communications, Policy & Advocacy and Environmental Research & Advocacy.

Contact Information

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
815 16th Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006