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Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
— One of many Hispanic organizations in the USA which was enlisted to support the tobacco industry by generous donations to executives, and sometimes by the offers of services to the organizations themselves. —
Some key documents
1989: Tobacco Institute: Susan Stuntz "The Plan" for countering public-smoking ban hearings. She writes under "Action Neeeded":
To place the ETS issue in the broader context of indoor air quality.
Gray Robertson, ACVA Atlantic, Inc. is ready and willing. He should be a part of continued private briefings with Congressional staff.
Frank Powell, Director of Engineering for the National Energy Management Institute, is available to brief Congressional staff and members on ventilation standards and indoor air quality issues. He also is available to testify at hearings as appropriate. Briefings and testimony may include use of two videos on indoor air quality, one featuring Sheet Metal Workers union president Ed Carlough; one produced by the Service Employees International Union.
[Both videos produced with tobacco industry money under Tobacco Institute control.] Also representives from the AFL-CIO and other unions and:
Representatives from several liberal/labor groups have been briefed on this issue and are willing to write letters, sponsor briefings with members of Congress and, if appropriate, to testify. These include:
The same document later discusses the claim of the ...
- New Populist Forum
- Coalition of Labor Union Women
- Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
- A. Philip Randolph Institute
discriminatory effects of workplace smoking restrictions.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and several state Hispanic chambers of commecce passed resolutions and/or submitted comments in 1986 opposing workplace saoking restrictions. We, can call on them for similar statements as appropriate .
Representatives from organized labor will cite in their testimony the potential far selective enforcement singling out union activists, and problems with blue collar and lower level workers being disproportionately affected by restrictions in general office space.
[The Tobacco Institute played the 'discriminatory' race card extremely cleverly in garnering the support of many organisations involving African-Americans, and it also used the same tactics with Hispanic organizations. In both cases the leaders of these organizations were generally generously compensated for their efforts by Big Tobacco.]