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Here’s What We’re Reading: Wednesday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working family’s news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Tell President Obama It’s Time to Provide Administrative Relief for Immigrant Workers and Families

Tell President Obama It’s Time to Provide Administrative Relief for Immigrant Workers and Families

This week working families are urging President Obama to take executive action to stop the crisis that is tearing apart immigrant families. 

Sign a petition calling on Obama to provide broad administrative relief for our families.

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The Labor Movement Never Stands by When Workers Are Mistreated, Says Trumka

The Labor Movement Never Stands by When Workers Are Mistreated, Says Trumka

When AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka thinks about immigration, he thinks about boats. "I think about boats coming to America long ago, filled with hopeful workers in search of a better life," wrote Trumka in a message to working families supporters. 

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working family’s news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Bishops to Offer Capitol Hill Mass for Immigrant Families—Watch It Live

On Thursday morning in a Capitol Hill church, members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration will celebrate a Mass for immigrants and their families who are being subjected to separation because of our broken immigration system. Later, they will urge House lawmakers to act on immigration reform legislation.

 

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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A 90-by-60-Foot Light Display on the Side of Our Building Makes a Pretty Big Statement on Deportations

A 90-by-60-Foot Light Display on the Side of Our Building Makes a Pretty Big Statement on Deportations

On the eve of May Day, the AFL-CIO joined the #Not1More deportation hunger strikers at our headquarters to lift up the plight of immigrant families who are being torn apart from each other. 

Check out the statement we made on the front of our building, after the jump, and watch a video of the program here.  

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The #Not1More Hunger Strikers Meet with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Urgency to Stop Deportations Heightens Before May Day

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka last week met with hunger strikers from the #Not1More campaign who are protesting the more than 2 million deportations that are tearing families apart from each other and hurting communities. At the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., Trumka addressed the three dozen hunger strikers, hailing from New Orleans and Springfield, Mass., and expressed his appreciation for “calling attention to this untenable, unacceptable situation.”

If you want to send a message of solidarity and encouragement to the hunger strikers, text HUNGER to 235246 (standard data and message rates may apply). 

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