Sunday, August 25, 2019

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.  […]

Solis Meets with Union Workers in Miami

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made her first public speech at an open meeting with labor unions on Monday at a church in Overtown, an inner-city community in Miami.  Solis told the crowd “there’s a new sheriff in town” as union members made pleas for jobs, health care, education and better protection for workers. With […]