"When I see people working in the field, I see a lack of equality. If it wasn't for them the crops wouldn't get grown or harvested."
A "key piece of the raising wages agenda is a workable pathway to citizenship" for undocumented workers.
The AFL-CIO is calling upon President Barack Obama to take action to adjust these failed policies.
In the worst industrial disaster in Mass. state history, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence collapsed on January 10, 1860, trapping 900 workers, most of them recent immigrants, many women and children.
In addition to 300 dead there were 100,000 left homeless. When the fire destroyed the waterworks, the city's water supply was cut off and the firefighters were forced to give up.
Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.
The 50-plus unions of the AFL-CIO redoubled its efforts to diversify its ranks and leadership with more women, workers of color, LGBT and young workers.
Thousands of New York City fast food workers staged a second one-day walkout from their jobs.
Top union leaders joined Obama in Las Vegas to endorse an immigration reform framework that a bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled the day before.