AFL-CIO Supports Assisting Immigrant Workers to Become Citizens and Exercise Their Workplace Rights

09/10/2013 Kenneth Quinnell

 AFL-CIO Supports Assisting Immigrant Workers to Become Citizens and Exercise Their Workplace Rights

Today, the AFL-CIO reaffirmed its commitment to a comprehensive immigration policy that respects workers’ rights, including a road map to citizenship. Delegates at the AFL-CIO Convention called for an immigration policy that protects U.S. workers, reduces exploitation of immigrant workers and reduces employers’ incentive to hire undocumented workers rather than U.S. workers. Such a policy, the convention resolution states, will increase shared prosperity, improve productivity and quality, limit wage competition, strengthen labor standards and collective bargaining rights, protect the health and safety of workers and provide a social safety net and quality education and training for working families.

Delegates, guests and community allies at the convention took out their phones and called the House, demanding a vote on immigration reform now. Call 1-888-563-8430 to join the action.  Continue reading “AFL-CIO Supports Assisting Immigrant Workers to Become Citizens and Exercise Their Workplace Rights”