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Second Labor-Supported Immigrant Advocacy Center Opens in N.J.

Second Labor-Supported Immigrant Advocacy Center Opens in N.J.

The state’s second labor-supported immigrant advocacy center opened Tuesday, April 21, at the Jersey Gardens Mall, as the result of a unique partnership between Union County and We Are One New Jersey, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping more than 400,000 legal immigrants living and working in New Jersey become U.S. citizens.

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In the States Roundup

It's time once again to take a look at the battles for the rights of working families in the states. Here is what the unions in the states are talking about this week. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations and central labor councils on Twitter.

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In the States Roundup

It's time once again to take a look at the battles for the rights of working families in the states. Here is what the unions in the states are talking about this week. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations and central labor councils on Twitter.

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Indiana Official Resigns over Pence’s Wage-Cut Moves

WDOT photo via Flickr Creative Commons

While Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) was vacationing in Europe last week, a top state official resigned in protest over Pence’s efforts to cut middle-class wages. In his letter of resignation, Port Commissioner David Fagan wrote:

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6 Key Parts of Philadelphia Mayoral Candidate Jim Kenney's Education Platform

Photo courtesy Jim Kenney on Flickr

Philadelphia mayoral candidate Jim Kenney (D) has unprecedented support from working families than any candidate in recent mayoral elections in the city.  He's already secured endorsements from local police, fire fighters, AFL-CIO, IBEW, AFSCME, the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (AFT) and others.  Now he's released a comprehensive plan to improve the city's education system.

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Pierce County Labor Council Honored on 125th Anniversary

Mayor Marilyn Strickland (left)  and Secretary-Treasurer Patty Rose

Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma, Wash., has declared April 8, 2015, to be “Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Day” in honor of the 125th anniversary of the Tacoma Trades Council.

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Culinary Union Donates Historical Photo Collection to UNLV

1976 strike at Caesar's Palace

The history of Culinary Workers Local 226 in Las Vegas, told through photographs, video interviews and other memorabilia, was the subject of a recent exhibition—“Line in the Sand: The People, Power and Progress of the Culinary Union”—at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Now the union has donated a treasure trove of thousands of historical photos, film negatives and slides to the UNLV University Libraries.

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Indiana’s New Anti-LGBTQ Law ‘Condones Discrimination’

Photo via freedom Indiana Facebook page.

The Indiana legislature passed and Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed a bill last week that critics, from human and civil rights groups to corporate CEOs to professional athletes, say opens the door to legal discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people.

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In the States Roundup

It's time once again to take a look at the battles for the rights of working families in the states. Here is what the unions in the states are talking about this week. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations and labor councils on Twitter.

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Bringing ‘Common Sense’ to NoVa

Photo by Dan Duncan

More than 35 people gathered at the Northern Virginia labor office on Monday, March 23, to participate in a 90-minute Common Sense Economics workshop conducted by the AFL-CIO. Among those taking part were representatives from the NAACP, religious social action networks, immigrant rights groups, young people and elected officials, as well as union representatives, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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