La Fuerza Unida is an organization based in Glen Cove that helps to enhance the social, literary, educational, cultural, and economic condition of the Latino immigrants.
In 1994, La Fuerza developed the New Frontier Opportunity Project (NFOP) to integrate newcomer immigrants into the American workplace. A centerpiece to the NFOP is an employment (shape-up) center that addresses the needs of predominantly male and Latino immigrant workers.
An average of 15 workers come every morning to the center to look for a day’s job. They meet with employers who come to pick them up. Most of the employers pay, but if they don’t, La Fuerza helps them to recover their wages.