Richard Trumka does not speak for me and many other union brothers and sisters. I challenge the AFL-CIO to poll ALL members. I honestly believe the vast majority want our current immigration laws enforced along with securing our borders. Illegal aliens are stealing jobs union members used to do along with driving down wages for all Americans. If Trumka and the politicians cared about us they would demand E-Verify be enforced nationwide. At the last IBEW Convention a resolution was passed supporting E-Verify. I would hope other unions would follow. It is our jobsand our country.
It looks like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who is still proud of himself for declaring holy war against Dairy State public employee unions, might be thinking about tossing his hat in the ring for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Because he seems to be at least mulling a “move up to the Oval Office, his undemocratic policies become an even greater th […]
The World Trade Organization (WTO) holds “ministerial conferences” every two years and just completed “MC9” in Bali, Indonesia. Many know of the WTO only because of the famous 1999 “Battle in Seattle,” an international protest against the corporate model of globalization that has had devastating effects on the economic justice, labor rights, the environment […]
On the eve of today's meeting of trade ministers of the twelve countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment negotiations, Cathy Feingold, International Department Director of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement (after the jump).
Going searching for that perfect holiday gift? Make sure it's union made in America. Check out this Made in America, union-made gift guide. Here are some highlights from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411. Gifts include those made by members of UNITE HERE, Boilermakers (IBB), Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers […]