We are declaring here and now that the labor movement is going to focus like a laser beam on raising wages for all American workers, union and non-union," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters today.
This year organized labor joined with community, civil rights and other organizations and, together, they fashioned themselves into a new movement.
The public is invited to join the San Francisco Labor Council in celebrating two outstanding workers and mothers, Teresa Mina and Lupe Chavez, who have fought for their families and all immigrants, amazing true life stories that appears in a new book by David Bacon, "The Right to Stay Home."
The fate of comprehensive immigration reform with a road map to citizenship that fully protects the rights of all workers is in the hands of House Republicans.
The time for government action is now. In the days and weeks to come, labor and immigrant rights organizations will hold more dramatic actions.
Thousands rallied outside the office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in support of a comprehensive immigration policy.
People all over the U.S. must pressure the GOP-run U.S. House to approve comprehensive immigration reform.
More than 40 immigrant rights, labor, faith, and other leaders were arrested today on Capitol Hill protesting against unjust immigration policies.
Unionists will hit the streets by the thousands in August, campaigning all-out for comprehensive immigration reform.
Emma Lazarus, the poet who wrote "The New Colossus," was born July 22, 1849.