Exploitative employers use the threat of hiring undocumented adults to force other workers to take lower wages and benefits.
"Most of these people don't even know they can become citizens; they should know what their rights are."
Somali and Oromo bus drivers have filed charges against two Twin Cities bus companies.
If the nurse fears that if they check her documents she'll lose her job or worse, she likely won't have to think a long time before signing that union card.
At the St. Louis airport, the Back 40 isn't part of a ranch. It's the nickname taxi drivers give to a big parking lot just up the road.
Hernández lost his left leg and arm and part of his right hand when he fell from the top of a moving freight train while trying to reach the U.S. - he was desperate.
Unionists at the confab included a large delegation from the CWA, a former top Unite Here activist, and AFL-CIO officials Liz Shuler and Tefere Gebre.
"We see 20 percent of our workforce being deported; half of Texas' construction workers are undocumented."
"For far too long, our rigged immigration system has allowed employers to drive down wages and working conditions in our country."
Trumka called on Obama to prioritize protecting human rights, addressing public corruption and impunity, reducing growing inequality and building shared prosperity.