Featured Member – Pittsburgh LCLAA
The Pittsburgh chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is part of a national organization of Latino labor activists affiliated with both the Change to Win Federation and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). LCLAA is the Latino House of Labor. The Pittsburgh chapter was founded in 2014 and has made the focus of its activism to advocate for and support undocumented families in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The group was instrumental in the establishment of El Fondo Solidario de Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Solidarity Fund) nearly two years ago, that has assisted local families in obtaining funds to release loved ones from ICE detention. The group organizes an annual fundraiser for Hispanic Heritage Month, İQue Viva Clemente!, that raises tens of thousands of dollars (now ear-marked for El Fondo) largely from labor unions as part of a celebration of the humanitarian legacy of the most famous Latinos associated with Pittsburgh, the great Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente.