The Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26 brought a little more music into the lives of children in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.
Local 26 partnered with CBS EcoMedia—an advertising agency that funds projects of social change—to deliver a grant of $30,000 to Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit dedicated to free music instruction and teacher training in underfunded U.S. public schools. The donation will provide as many as 500 brand-new instruments to schoolchildren.Read more >>>
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Stephen Blaire, Catholic bishop of Stockton and a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ domestic policy committee, wrote the following Op-Ed, which appeared in the Sacramento Bee last week. Unions and Catholic leaders have long found common cause in advocating for policies that defend the dignity of workers and protect immigrant families. Over the past several years, we have worked together to win congressional approval of comprehensive immigration reform legislation. Although such legislation has passed the U.S. Senate in an overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion, the U.S. House of Representatives is now delaying consideration of either the Senate bill or its own version of reform. Read more >>>
As we reflect on the actions all over the country by Walmart associates on Black Friday and consider the fact that people are working harder than ever and are still losing economic ground, we're reminded that the federal minimum wage is not enough. In a joint Op-Ed for CNN, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and National Employment Law Project Executive Director Christine Owens remind us that in the past 15 years, all wage increases have gone to the wealthiest 10%. Read more >>>
The president of a national farmworker group has called on Virginia’s 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte to develop a “more humane and more sensible” immigration bill than the one that Goodlatte and most other Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are supporting.
The House Judiciary Committee passed the Agricultural Guestworker (AG) Act, authored by Goodlatte. In the June 29 edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch President of Farmworker Justice, Bruce Goldstein challenged Representative Goodlatte to develop a comprehensive bill like the one just passed in the Senate that would address the thousands of undocumented immigrants already working on farms in the United States.
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