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Working Families Ask Rep. Rodney Davis to Support Road Map to Citizenship

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A group of working families advocates, led by labor unions and community and faith groups, visited the office of Rep. Rodney Davis (R) in Champaign, Ill., delivering a letter that asked him to support a comprehensive immigration policy with a road map to citizenship. Davis was not present. While a Davis spokesperson said he has an open mind on immigration, he has repeatedly put forth issue stances on immigration that are punitive and regressive and said that bill that passed the Senate was "dead on arrival."

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Back to the Bargaining Table, Labor Leaders Tell Gov. Quinn

This post is from the Chicago Federation of Labor.

Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan and Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez are calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to reverse his decision to terminate the union contract that covers some 35,000 state workers.

“State employees are on the frontlines every day preserving public safety, safeguarding children and assisting families, caring for aging veterans, responding to disasters, and protecting our environment,” Carrigan said.  “Gov. Quinn’s effort to undermine their collective bargaining rights is unwarranted and virtually unprecedented in Illinois government.

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