We were instructed to rise up out of the shadows. To band together, stand together, take our calloused hands and claw our way out of the shadows. To demand, to sit-in until the shadows had evaporated. Tens of thousands responded to the call, chanting “Si Se Puede.”
Organized labor succeeded in attaining special provisions in the illegal immigration compromise that will boost union contract prospects. The AFL-CIO and U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed a package of immigration reforms on Friday after months of negotiations.
America’s largest labor federation will send employees to a conference in North Africa this month, where they can attend discussions on the evils of the United States, Israel, capitalism, and meat-eating.
Organized labor has become a leading proponent of President Barack Obama’s immigration agenda, a departure from more than a century of hostility to foreign-born workers.
A host of progressive organizations have led an intense campaign to destroy the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for more than a year, not only through legal challenges but also through public shaming campaigns against corporations and state legislators connected to the group.
Less than one week after organized labor’s defeat in Wisconsin, the AFL-CIO announced its plans to launch a massive campaign against voter identification laws in key 2012 swing states.
South Carolina AFL-CIO president Donna DeWitt is seen bashing a piñata with the face of Gov. Nikki Haley, in a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday.
Leading progressive organizers met on May 10 to coordinate their attack plan against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), discussing ways to pressure corporations into abandoning the group for its small-government advocacy and turn against what they call the “vast, right-wing conspiracy.”