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Teresa Romero, A Mexican Immigrant, Is United Farm Workers’ First Female President

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Fifty-two years after Dolores Huerta negotiated the United Farm Workers union’s first successful collective bargaining agreement, Teresa Romero will become the first woman to serve as its president.

Romero, 60, will take over the job when the current president, Arturo Rodríguez, steps down in December. She becomes only the third person to hold the job. Before Rodríguez, the late civil rights leader César Chávez served as the UFW president.

The UFW said Romero is the first Latina and first immigrant woman to head a national union in the United States.

“Sometimes I still pinch myself,” Romero said Tuesday in a phone call with NBC News. “This is what ...

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Latinos Often Lack Access To Career Networking Opportunities. New Platform Aims To Change That.

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It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” While it’s an unfair fact of life, landing a job can come down to your professional connections. But for Latinos – who find themselves underrepresented across many industries – this poses a challenge. But what if you could easily scroll through a list of Latino contacts in your same industry who could give you guidance and serve as mentors? BeVisible – a platform that basically serves as a Rolodex of Latino professionals – does just that.

Started by Andrea Guendelman and Silvia Travesani, BeVisible is a career network for several communities, with an emphasis on the Latino community. Much like ...

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Latinos And Hispanics Poised To Transform U.S. Health System With $1.7 Trillion Purchasing Power

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In recent months, immigration, race and ethnicity have dominated headlines. One reason is because with each passing year, more and more people in the U.S. are classified as either Latino or Hispanic, with Hispanics being the fastest growing populace in the U.S. And while this population is affected by and accesses our health care system in unique ways, those who embrace Hispanics stand to tap into their $1.7 Trillion purchasing power.

The browning of America is unquestionably changing the landscape of the U.S. health system, with Hispanics growing in number and thus, influence. Thus, it’s vital for our country’s health leaders, providers and policymakers ...

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