One Step Closer: Labor Unions Endorse Immigration Reform

The New York Times reported today that two of the most important Labor unions in the country, the AFL-CIO and Change to Win, are endorsing President Obama’s push for comprehensive immigration reform. This is great news and immigrant rights advocates are excited that our friends in the Labor movement are joining the fight.change-to-win1

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“The labor movement will work together to make sure that the White House as well as Congress understand that we speak about immigration reform with one voice,” Mr. Sweeney (president of the AFL-CIO) said in a statement to The New York Times.

Folks in labor unions understand that in order to ensure that workers’ rights are enforced across the board, we must level the playing field and bring the millions of undocumented immigrant workers into the system and out of the shadows.

A.F.L.-C.I.O. officials said they agreed with Change to Win leaders that, with more than seven million unauthorized immigrants already working across the nation, legalizing their status would be the most effective way to protect labor standards for all workers.

“It shows how important the issue is to the representatives of American workers,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, an advocate group.

This is great news and we applaud both the AFL-CIO and Change to Win for their brave move to support Immigration reform this year.

4 responses to “One Step Closer: Labor Unions Endorse Immigration Reform

  1. GURDEV BAINS

    I’M AGREE WITH TWO GREAT LABOUR UNIONS DICIDED TO SPPORT OUR PRESIDENT ON IMMIGRATION REFORM THIS YEAR. I’M SURE IT WILL HELP TO FIX OUR ECONOMY RECESSION ,BECAUSE THOSE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO THEY ARE HERE IN US FOR MORE THAN FIVE TO TWENTY YEARS SEEKING THEIRS LEGAL STATUS ARE NOT ANY TYPE OF ECONOMIC BURDEN TO GOVT. THEY ARE HARD WORKING PEOPLE MAKING THEIR LIVING ON THIER OWN EARNINGS.THINK IF 12 MILLION x $1500.00 MINIMUM WITH PENALTY &IMMIGRATION FEE’S THEY WILL PAY TO GET LEGAL STATUS,HOW MUCH $$$$ GOVT. CAN COLLECT &HOW IT WIIL HELP OUR ”NATIONS ECONOMY”. JUST EVERYBODY THINK THAT & THEN THEY ‘LL PAY THIER BACK TAXES & WILL PAY THIER TAXES IN EVERY YEAR TO COME IN FUTURE TO MAKE & BUILD OUR COUNTRY ( COUNTRY OF IMMIGRANTS) MUCH STRONGER THEN BEFORE,ECONOMICALLY,MANPOWER WISE & AMERICAN DREAM & MAIN-STREAM WISE. I REQUEST EVERY AM ERICAN TO THINK WISELY & PATRIOTCALLY. THINK FOR OUR COUNTRY’S BETTER FUTURE. THINK POSSITIVE, THINK AS HUMAN FOR HUMANITY. ”GOD BLESS AMERICA”.– GURDEV BAINS NY , USA

  2. GURDEV BAINS

    ”IF YOU ARE LIVING IN ANY COUNTRY ON THIS EARTH , YOU SHOULD’E A PATRIOT ‘CAUSE YOU BELONG TO WHOLE EARTH ,NOT ONLY SUCH A RESIDENT OF ANY COUNTRY” — GURDEV BAINS

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