The Tortilla Type of Hurt, How One Broke My Heart
What I didn’t say was how much of home each of those packs brought with them.
the miracleOr a box
How long have these unsafe working conditions existed? Isn’t it a multimillion-dollar operation? The company is Mexican owned and operated; don’t the owners see themselves in their workers?
Why does this hurt feel different?
Rudy Lozano’s murder in 1983. Lozano’s name is as familiar to Latinos in Chicago as El Milagro or the Bulls. I had no idea Lozano had a connection to labor struggles at local tortillerias and how long workers, like Gutierrez, have been demanding better working conditions.
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