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Trumka: Humanitarian Crisis Has Brought Out the Best and Worst in Us

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In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing violence in Central America and coming into the United States and surrendering to Border Patrol agents, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement saying that the crisis has brought about the best and worst amongst us.

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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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Fixing the Highway Trust Fund Isn't Rocket Science, but Stakes Are High

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The Highway Trust Fund pays for the upkeep of our roads, bridges and public transit. Yet for more than two decades, Congress has failed to increase its funding. The fund hasn't kept up with inflation, let alone the urgent needs for the modernization of our transportation systems. Now a crisis, years in the making, is coming to a head.

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Working Families Call for House Republicans to Act on One-Year Anniversary of Stalling on Immigration

Working Families Call for House Republicans to Act on One-Year Anniversary of Stalling on Immigration

A year ago, the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill that would address many of the flaws with the country's broken immigration system, but House Republican leaders have done just about everything in their power to stall the bill, and it hasn't even come to a vote. Today, the AFL-CIO and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) hosted an event to highlight the tragic impact the ongoing deportation crisis has had on workers and families.

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On Immigration Reform, Republicans Don’t Heed Call of Their Better Angels

On Immigration Reform, Republicans Don’t Heed Call of Their Better Angels

America’s greatest moments have come when we summon our better angels, when our messy democracy produces a shared vision for the next chapter in the American story.

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Trumka Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Noel Canning v. NLRB

Today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement on the Noel Canning v. NLRB Supreme Court ruling (after the jump).

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Civil Rights and Union Organizer Fred Ross Sr. Selected for California Hall of Fame

Fred Ross Sr.

Legendary community and labor organizer Fred Ross Sr. will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame, Gov. Jerry Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown announced.

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The Hill: We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now

This city is abuzz over the politics of immigration, with excited, occasionally valid speculation swirling about Eric Cantor, calendars, last-minute deals and the like.

That’s what Washington does. That’s OK. This newspaper and more than a few Twitter accounts probably wouldn’t exist without it. But amid the frenzy, and as prospects for anything legislative teeter on the edge, it’s vital to remember the issue itself, and why it is so important, now and in the future.

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Trumka: 'Act Without Delay to End the Deportation Crisis'

Trumka: 'Act Without Delay to End the Deportation Crisis'

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement in response to the ongoing deportation crisis in the U.S.:

We face a grave moral crisis on immigration reform.  Our long-held belief is that every possible step that could be taken should be taken with great urgency.  We reiterate our urgent plea that all political leaders, in both branches, act without delay to end the deportation crisis.

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Trumka: TTIP Must Help All Working People

Photo courtesy Mehr Demokratie on Flickr

Today the AFL-CIO released a statement about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in conjunction with the World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation in Berlin, Germany. Read it after the jump.

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