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  • Unions of Working People Join Forces to Save TPS

    UNITE HERE, IUPAT, Bricklayers, UFCW, and the Iron Workers publicly launched Working Families United today, an immigrant worker advocacy coalition that will be running a nearly million–dollar campaign to extend Temporary Protective Status in the coming weeks. The partner unions represent tens of thousands of TPS union workers in hospitality, construction, and trades who would lose their legal worker status if TPS is not renewed.

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  • Documentary film on immigration premiers in Greensboro (10/5)

    A new documentary film premiering in Greensboro on Sunday, Oct. 5, “From the Back of the Line: Voices of the Undocumented”, takes a hard look at how current immigration policies end up hurting, not helping, North Carolina workers.

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  • #TimeIsNow to fix our broken immigration system

    Supporters to rally and canvass for reform in Greensboro and elsewhere on Saturday (10/5).

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  • Join “National Day of Dignity and Respect for Working People” (10/5)

    Join us as we speak out on the importance of commonsense immigration reform.

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  • Coalition presses Howard Coble to back immigration reform

    Pro Immigration Reform Sign

    Let’s make sure Congress gets the message that Americans deserve a vote on commonsense immigration reform.

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  • NC’s unions step up campaign, say “Kay is Key” to immigration reform

    In print, on the radio, online, and over the phone, we’re telling Kay Hagan she’s key to creating commonsense immigration policy.

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  • Black Trade Union Leaders Make Solidarity Trip to Alabama

    On Wednesday, NC State AFL-CIO President James Andrews traveled to Alabama with other African American labor and civil rights leaders and national AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka on a fact-finding mission to investigate that state’s worst-in-the-nation anti-worker and anti-immigrant law, HB 56.

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  • Mapping Our Absurd Immigration Process

    Immigration policy is immensely complex and has enormous implications for America’s working people. Complex subjects can be difficult to talk about without falling back on trite oversimplifications like “legal vs. illegal”.

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  • Act Now to Save the DREAM Act

    Hagan needs to hear from us Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he will offer the DREAM Act as an amendment to the Department of Defense authorization bill. A vote will likely occur this week and require 60 votes. The Developmental, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act will allow undocumented students who have […]

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  • Obama Steps Up Protections for Farm Workers

    Labor Dept. announces new rules for H-2A U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis announced tough new regulations on wages and job safety protections for temporary agricultural workers. The new rules, which will go into effect in time for the 2010 growing season, “reflect the Administration’s commitment to providing fair wages and strong labor protections for […]

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