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Monthly Latino Employment Report: April 2014

Catherine Singley, (April 4, 2014)

Publication Type: Fact Sheet

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Peer Support in Health: Evidence to Action

The National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network, (April 4, 2014)

Issue: Health Care, Health Care Reform, Health
Publication Type: Research Report

To address the challenges of peer support program expansion and dissemination as well as the emerging opportunities, such as through the Affordable Care Act, the National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network brought together a group of key opinion leaders, experts in the field, researchers, leaders of peer support programs and organizations, funders, Network members, NCLR Affiliates, and other members of the Peers for Progress Global Network. The diverse stakeholders at the conference represented community-based organizations, health care organizations, insurance groups and government agencies. Drawing from our dialogue with these participants, this report distills their collective wisdom regarding cultural, organizational, and... Read More

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An Inside Look at Chronic Disease and Health Care among Hispanics in the United States


Five Latino Economic Priorities in the President’s Budget

(March 7, 2014)

Publication Type: Research Report

After years of federal budget policies that have slashed critical programs in order to rapidly shrink the federal budget deficit, President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 offers policy priorities to stimulate hiring and wages in the communities suffering the lasting effects of the Great Recession. Read More

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Congressional Leaders, Poultry Workers Outraged at Harmful USDA Proposal


NCLR Comments on Proposed Rule to Limit Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

NCLR, (February 4, 2014)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Health
Publication Type: Other

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 in support of the proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Read More

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Job Gains in Key Industries Hold Latino Unemployment Rate at 8.4%:  Monthly Latino Employment Report

Catherine Singley, (February 7, 2014)

Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Job growth in January, while low, was concentrated in several industries that disproportionately employ Latino workers. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report: The Federal Minimum Wage

Alicia Criado, (January 10, 2014)

Issue: Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Given recent momentum and local victories around the minimum wage, this month’s Monthly Latino Employment Report revisits the need to raise the federal minimum wage. Latinos would benefit disproportionately from an increase in the federal minimum wage because of their overrepresentation in low-wage occupations. Nearly one-quarter of the 27.8 million workers who would be directly affected by the “Fair Minimum Wage Act” are Latino. Read More

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Expanded Learning Opportunities: Helping Latino Students Achieve Success

NCLR, (January 7, 2014)

Issue: Education
Publication Type: Research Report

As states, districts, and schools work to improve academic rigor so that all students graduate prepared for college and careers, it has become clear that more learning time and building additional capacity within the public education system are essential. These issues have particular implications for Latino students, especially English language learners (ELLs). Hispanic children face multiple barriers to educational success, including high levels of poverty, low levels of parental education, and disparate rates of preschool and prekindergarten participation. Read More

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Cutting a Lifeline: How the Chained CPI Proposal Will Affect Hispanic Seniors

Leticia Miranda, (December 13, 2013)

Issue: Social Security
Publication Type: White Paper

In July 2013, the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security released draft legislation which would a) reduce Social Security benefits by changing the measurement of inflation to the Chained Consumer Price Index (chained CPI) and b) lessen the adverse impact of this change by providing a small increase to beneficiaries with long-term eligibility or advanced age. Here is the NCLR's analysis of the impact of this proposal on Hispanic seniors. Read More

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