Larkin & Lacey

There are so many people in America and in the world with diametrically opposed plights. To even things out and to get as much as possible, each demographic has started an organization around identity. These identities are vast. They range from gender and to race to sexual preferences, religions, general interests and industries.

When people first consider talking about civil rights, they may think that the only points to talk about are racial points. This is not true. Racial issues are very important when it comes to civil rights, but there are other issues. For example, there are civil rights issues surrounding labor. People’s time is precious, and their bodies are fragile.

Also, there is an immeasurable amount of greed in the human spirit, and you cannot expect employers do operate based on ethics. Labor organizations rose up from this issue because laborers needed to be represented so that their civil rights could protected.

The American Federation of Labor was founded in 1896 by Samuel Gompers, a man who came to the United States in his youth as an immigrant. The Congress of Industrial Organizations was founded by John L. Lewis in 1935. The Knights of Labor is no longer around, but it was an organization that included all types of labor—even housewives.

The unions are to thank for a lot of regulatory legislation that has passed, regarding workplaces. Unions have been so entrenched in politics that they have had a role in advocating for America to get involved in wars.

In 1955, the two big labor organizations, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, became one big organizations—the AFL-CIO. This organization still exists in the modern day. However, there was some disagreement amongst unions that were apart of it, and an organization named Changed To Win was formed by disillusioned unions who wanted to break off from the AFL-CIO. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is the kind of civil rights organization that focuses on race and identity. Their focus is on giving immigrants resources to survive and to enjoy a dignified quality of life. The organization and its founders, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, and residents of Arizona.

The region happens to be a hotbed for Hispanic culture and population, so those types of people are the focus of the organization. Lacey and Larkin are Pro-DACA, and you can see news about it plastered all over their site.

Read more:

Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

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