Retail Justice Alliance Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

hhm rjaHispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) provides us with an opportunity to pay tribute to the many positive contributions the Hispanic community has made to our country.

Although Hispanics are the second largest ethnic group in the country, too many Hispanic workers are employed in low-wage, part-time jobs.  Over 14 percent of Hispanic workers are employed in the retail sector, and many of these workers are struggling to survive in low-wage, part-time jobs with little to no benefits. The assault on workers’ rights in this sector continues to persist, and in many cases, retail workers who want to stick together to bargain for better wages and benefits are threatened, intimidated and sometimes fired by their employers.

As the gap between the rich and poor continues to grow, the need to mobilize for social and economic justice has never been stronger.  The Retail Justice Alliance stands with our Hispanic brothers and sisters this month and every month as we fight to improve jobs in the retail sector.