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Philly taxi drivers protest immigrant detentions

Taxi drivers protest underhanded tactics and immigration arrests of 25 drivers by local parking authority working in collusion with federal immigration officials.

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Congress Hotel strikers join forces for immigration reform

The Congress Hotel workers enter their seventh year on strike -- the longest in American history.

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32 arrested at ICE offices, say immigration reform can't wait

CHICAGO - Saying comprehensive immigration reform could wait no longer, 32 labor, religious, and community leaders and an elected official were arrested after blocking Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices May 25.

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Hundreds of union janitors fired under pressure from Feds

Federal immigration authorities have pressured one of San Francisco's major building service companies, ABM, into firing hundreds of its own workers.

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UFCW, SEIU lead suit against discriminatory Arizona law

PHOENIX (PAI) - The United Food and Commercial Workers and the Service Employees with civil liberties groups are leading, a class-action suit to stop Arizona's new law targeting people based solely on the suspicion - due to skin color - that they are undocumented. The groups sued on May 17 in federal court in Phoenix.

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POWER Act would curb worker abuse, senator says

Lawmaker announces bill to strengthen immigrant and all workers' rights on the job.

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Used and abused: guest workers and U.S. immigration reform

PITTSBURGH - The room grew quiet as she told her story. Leila Concepcion paid $15,000 to come to the United States and teach. It was a painful decision to leave her country, The Philippines, and place her family in debt.

Labor hits union busting by immigration agency

An important report by the AFL-CIO, American Rights at Work and the National Employment Law Project paints a shocking picture of how, under the Bush administration, ICE, (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) ran roughshod over the rights of immigrant workers and blocked enforcement of labor law.

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