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AFL-CIO Hosts Lunchtime Immigration and Globalization Discussions in DC

AFL-CIO Hosts Lunchtime Immigration and Globalization Discussions in DC

Please join the AFL-CIO for a series of informal lunchtime sessions to learn more about Common Sense Economics—our new mass education initiative designed to influence and inspire conversations and actions. Bring your lunch and join a conversation about how: Working people can and must change the direction of our economy, Economic outcomes are a result of political choices, and Working […]

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AFL-CIO Joins Other Progressives in Democracy Alliance, As Coalition Turns Toward Politics

CHICAGO –The AFL-CIO stepped forward to publicly proclaim its membership in a wide-ranging coalition of progressive groups, the Democracy Alliance, even as that coalition turns its attention from grant-making for progressive causes to electoral politics. The alliance, founded in 1995, welcomed federation President Richard Trumka to its April 29 meeting in Chicago.  The alliance requires member groups to pay a […]

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Panel: Immigrants’ Advocates Should Step Up Efforts in the States

WASHINGTON –Immigrants’ advocates should step up efforts in the states, regardless of the fate of comprehensive immigration reform in D.C., a panel discussing the issue says. In a March 24 session hosted by the Service Employees – which has a high share of immigrants – the panel added there has been a turnaround in state laws dealing with immi-grants since […]

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Day Laborers Organizing Network, Fed Up With Politicians, Launches Anti-Deportation Drive

NORRISTOWN, Pa. –When Pilar Molina comes home from work at night, often after toiling for 10-12 hours at the family’s tortilla bakery and store, her elder daughter, 9-year-old Caitlin, frequently has a question for her. “Why isn’t my Daddy home?” The answer to that question, that Daddy has been in detention since the night he closed the store in Norristown, […]

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Dreamers Group to Push for Individual Immigration Bills

WASHINGTON—Taking their cue from Democratic President Barack Obama, one prominent “Dream Act” group – representing undocumented youths brought to the U.S. as children – now wants the GOP-run U.S. House to debate and vote on individual immigration-related bills by the end of this year. The object, they said on Nov. 20, is to get the measures on the House floor, […]

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AFL-CIO, SEIU Step Up Pro-Immigration Reform Drive With Broadcast Ad Buys

WASHINGTON —The AFL-CIO and the Service Employees stepped up the drive to force the GOP-run U.S. House to pass comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to eventual citizenship.  They launched expensive broadcast ad buys targeting House Republicans in “swing vote” districts with high and rising shares of immigrant voters.  The campaigns may last longer than their planned two weeks, AFL-CIO […]

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Immigration Advocates to Take the Streets Again

WASHINGTON —Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform will take to the streets again in early October – and this time, the Obama administration will be a target, as well as the U.S. House’s ruling Republicans. At a Sept. 26 press conference, the group, including retiring Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina, explained the protests of those two days will urge Obama to […]

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Unions, Allies, March for Jobs, Voting Rights on King March 50th Anniversary

Echoing the same themes as they did 50 years ago, thousands of unionists and their civil rights allies marched to the Lincoln Memorial on August 24, demanding jobs and freedom, particularly living wage jobs and voting rights.

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Group Of Unionized Immigration Guards Sues Boss For Barring Deportation Of Youngsters.

DALLAS —A group of 10 federal immigration border guards is suing their boss, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, for barring them from arresting and deporting undocumented people brought to the U.S. as youngsters by their parents. Led by Chris Crane, president of the American Federation of Government Employees sector that represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, the group argues […]

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Immigration: Union Leaders Pledge Support For Freedom

WASHINGTON —Union leaders strongly supported comprehensive immi-gration reform, including a path to eventual legalization and citizenship for 11 million undocumented people, as lawmakers unveiled their “compromise” plan on the issue. And the reform bill, formally launched April 18, will need all the help it can get, especially in the face of obstructionist and nativist opposition that will grab at any […]

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