Sunday, April 21, 2019

May Day Rallies Also Manifest ‘Day Without Immigrants’

On May Day Monday, thousands of immigrants, activists, workers and allies, in more than 40 cities across the country, took to the streets to join in the national “Day Without Immigrants” strike. Organizers said the protest was in response to President Trump’s anti-immigration policies. “We’re looking for protection and respect for the immigrant community, especially […]

AFL-CIO Warns Trump Could Put Even More Latino Workers at Risk

On Wednesday, AFL-CIO released its annual job deaths report, showing an increase in Latino and immigrant workers’ deaths in 2015, while work deaths among all other groups has remained the same. As Republicans in the Senate get ready to vote on President Trump’s labor pick, AFL-CIO has issued warnings that progress in worker safety and […]

Guest Blogger: Liz Shuler “Beyond Summit, Sustained Focus Needed for Working Women and Families”

Next week, people from all over the country will convene in Washington, D.C.—and many more will log in to participate virtually—at a White House Summit on Working Families. Under the banner of “creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans,” we’ll hear from businesses, economists, advocates, workers and, yes, labor leaders to discuss policy […]

Impending Fiscal Battle May Postpone Immigration Reform Decision

With a divided Congress and fiscal battles looming in, President Obama is starting to face challenges in his efforts to push for comprehensive immigration reform as one of his first tasks since re-election. One of the more pressing issues on President Obama’s plate is the looming fiscal cliff, which refers to the drastic changes scheduled […]

May Day Rallies Around Fair Labor Laws Expanded to Include Immigration Reform

In honor of the International Worker’s Day, known commonly as May Day, the ‘Occupy’ movement is calling for a nationwide strike called ‘A Day without the 99 Percent’, to bring the fight for immigration reform into fold. Rallies and demonstrations have been organized across the country in order to protest for better working conditions, fair […]

Labor Unions Join Effort to Get Latino Voters Out to Polls

Labor unions have played a key role in turning out Latino voters in these midterm elections in everything from donating to voter registration campaigns to sending in their main muscle, their members, to knock on doors tomorrow to remind people to vote. With Latinos voters poised to become the deciding factor in several key races […]

An Unexpected New Ally in the Fight for Immigration Reform

During a speech on June 18 in Cleveland, Ohio, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka asserted that the major labor unions including Service Employees International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union are backing immigration reform. Historically, labor unions have always been opposed to immigration reform, even recently having helped kill efforts in 2007.  […]