Richard Trumka - president of the AFL CIO - admits that big business uses immigration to lower wages. But, at the same time, he continues to support their high immigration plans.
Policy proposals from multinational corporations often come with slick, poll-tested rhetoric. It is always worth digging deeper.
And the more you dig into the idea that we need to hugely expand the number of...
... on Maria Elena Durazo of the AFL CIO to mislead some more. Durazo says:
"It's bad for American workers for there to be 11 million-plus people out there working with no rights... [These immigrants] are subject to exploitation. They are subject, as a result of that, to accept lower wages. They are subject to working in dangerous conditions. That is bad for those immigrant workers, and it is bad...
The AFL CIO and the US Chamber of Commerce have reached agreement on three principles for a guest worker program; see that link for the details and what you can do about it is here.
Now, from peekURL.com/zjeYAHA :
White House press secretary Jay Carney said the labor-business joint statement represented "yet another sign of progress, of bipartisanship, and we are encouraged by it."
... Donohue - respective heads of the AFL CIO and US Chamber of Commerce - have released a "Joint Statement of Shared Principles" on a guest workers program.
For the background and what you can do, see "Unions join with bosses in reckless disregard of workers".
Here are the relevant portions of today's joint press release:
First, American workers should have a first crack at available jobs. To that...
... Employees International Union, and AFL CIO. Randel Johnson from the Chamber is directly involved in the talks.
What You Can Do
A very ambitious thing you could do about this is to start something like an "American Workers Special Interest Group" inside the AFL-CIO designed to pressure their management to put American interests first.
A much easier thing you can do about this is to point out to...
... mass/illegal immigration supporters as: AFL CIO, Campus Progress (part of the Center for American Progress), Center for Community Change, Demos, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (Leadership Conference on Civil Rights), Service Employees International Union, and Voto Latino. In Illinois, one of their state partners is the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium....
... Employees International Union and AFL CIO for past coverage of those groups, both of which are fairly mainstream and not given to discussing "imperialist ideologies". If OWS is fake, they're taking groups like those along for the ride.
6. OccupyDC closes on this note:
WE WANT YOUR PRESENCE. WE WANT YOUR ENTHUSIASM. WE WANT YOUR VOICE. TELL YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FRIENDS’ FRIENDS, AND ANYONE WHO HAS...
... Monica Lozano Impremedia
* AFL CIO: Richard Trumka, Maria Elena Durazo, Ana Avendano, Andy DiBittito
* UFCW: Joe Hansen
* UNITE HERE: John Wilhelm
* Service Employees International Union: Eliseo Medina, Gebe Martinez (former "journalist"), Josh Bernstein, Mary Kay Henry, Sylvia Ruiz
* Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society: Gideon Aranoff, Mark Hetfield
* Catholic leaders: Bishop Wester...
... California Governor
* Richard Trumka, AFL CIO
* John Wester, Bishop, Archdiocese of Salt Lake City
Administration officials who attended include:
* Attorney General Eric Holder
* Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
* Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
* Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
* Cecilia Munoz, Deputy Assistant to the President & Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
"Moms for Family Unity"  is a new effort designed to prevent deportation of mixed-status families, and it's yet another in the long line of data points showing that the far-left has little use for immigration enforcement and is completely disingenuous about comprehensive immigration reform. Their effort so far consists of home screenings of the "Entre Nos" movie and those involved are the...
A few days ago we discussed how the Department of Labor is actively supporting illegal immigration with their new "We Can Help" program. Now comes this:
[The DOL] is also relying on tips from worker advocacy groups [as part of the "We Can Help" program], widening efforts by the Obama administration to enlist activist groups to help with enforcement in a range of sectors from toy safety to...
... Rep. Raul Grijalva (link).
* The AFL CIO, which says that it includes the following from their "joint framework for immigration reform" (link):
- An inclusive and effective solution that allows a path for undocumented immigrants to come forward and regularize their status. Trumka says “this is fundamental to our ability to crack down on employers who are using unauthorized workers to drive down...
* Richard Trumka of the AFL CIO
* M. Night Shyamalan
* Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen of Dreamworks
* Heiress Penny Pritzker
* Bill Richardson
* Deval Patrick
* San Francisco DA Kamala Harris
* Newt Minow
* Deepak Chopra
* venture capitalist John Doerr
* Anita Dunn (of Mao fame)
* Greg Craig (who was apparently recently...
... includes the following:
* AFL CIO
* American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
* Campaign for Americas Future
* Center for American Progress Action Fund
* Campaign for Community Change (part of Center for Community Change)
* National Council of La Raza
* National Education Association
* Service Employees International Union
* United Food...
A new group called "Reform Immigration For America" recently launched in order to push for comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. They're a coalition of business, labor, and far-left/racial power groups; see their slick site here: reformimmigrationforamerica.org. A surprising variety of amnesty hacks this side of raving extremist (or thereabouts) is involved with their organization; see [...
Change to Win and the AFL CIO recently joined forces to promote comprehensive immigration reform. Now. per this, John McCain says:
"The current plan being developed by the administration and organized labor calls for immigration reform that does not adequately address either securing the border or a legal temporary worker program and is a plan I cannot support... We need to act on the pressing...
Julia Preston and Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times offer 'Immigration Accord by Labor Boosts Obama Effort" (link). The AFL-CIO and the Change to Win federation (which includes the Service Employees International Union) have joined forces to push comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty.
This is a continuation of the plan that was outlined in Soros-funded Democratic immigration push...
On January 12, 2006, the American Bar Association held a conference called "Fortress America: Comprehensive Immigration Reform" at the National Press Club in Washington DC in support of that "reform" and specifically in opposition to HR4437. The brightest lights in the amnesty firmament showed up, all in support of amnesty. I saw video of the event on CSPAN (IIRC) at the time, and it would be...
... thinking is that it would bring the AFL CIO on board.
To bolster their cause, advocates are planning an $18-million media and grass-roots campaign for the fall. The funding is coming primarily from liberal foundations, including one founded by billionaire activist George Soros.
Since there are several of those it's difficult to know which it could be.
From the AFL CIO blog :
In one of her first official acts as labor secretary, Hilda Solis has asked for a review of how Mexican sheet metal workers were given visas to work on the St. Regis Hotel project in Bal Harbour, Fla., when more than 1,000 members of the Sheet Metal Workers union (SMWIA) are out of work in the same area.
The company hired to install the heating and air conditioning...
... asked was John Sweeney from the AFL CIO.
It would be nice if someone could review news articles discussing this issue in an attempt to get a list of those reporters who simply passed along the thoughts of Sweeney et al without asking them a question like the one above.
For some immigration-related questions you can ask politicians and political leaders, see the question authority summary.
The World Economic Forum will be meeting in Davos starting on the 28th, and see this for all the details on one of their key documents as well as the media sources that haven't disclosed the fact that they're sponsors as well as much, much more. Here's a snippet:
"The Global Agenda 2009" report says that "sovereign states do not adequately address problems reaching across borders" and that "...
Spencer Hsu of the Washington Post offers "Judge Bars Bush Crackdown on Illegal Workers" (link):
A federal judge barred the Bush administration today from launching a planned crackdown on U.S. firms that hire illegal immigrants, warning of the plan's potentially "staggering" impact on law-abiding workers and companies.
Issuing a firm rebuke of the White House, U.S. District Judge Charles R....
Spencer S. Hsu of the Washington Post offers the falsely titled "Immigrant Crackdown Halted":
A federal judge yesterday barred the Bush administration from launching a crackdown Tuesday on U.S. employers who hire illegal immigrants while she considers a lawsuit by the AFL-CIO that charges that the plan will harm citizens and other legal workers.
The ruling, issued by U.S. District Judge...
...a lawsuit filed against the Department of Homeland Security this week contends that the new rules are discriminatory and will lead to mass firings of legal workers. Even United States citizens will face discrimination if they look or sound foreign, according to the suit.
Filed in a San Francisco federal court this week, the 17-page complaint [link] also names the Social Security...
The American Civil Liberties Union - a group indirectly linked to the Mexican government - has a nit with the Flake-Gutierrez amnesty :
"Drafting comprehensive immigration reform is no easy task... [praise some provisions] ...Sadly, Title III of the bill attacks privacy by creating a national ID card. Creating a national ID card under the guise of a 'secured' Social Security card is not only...
Socialist Worker/April 28, 2006/Lee Sustar/ link
Discusses the planning for the May 1 2006 Chicago march. Links the Chicago March 10 Movement to Los Angeles' even more radical March 25 Coalition. The latter wanted a boycott on May 1; the conference left it up to "local committees" to decide whether they want to boycott as well as march.
MORE THAN 120 activists from around the U.S. met in Chicago...
On December 3, the "19th Annual People's Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo Banquet" will be held in a Greek restaurant in Chicago:
[It] will feature living wage and peace resolutions sponsor city Alderman Freddrenna Lyle as the keynote speaker, and will honor immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano, union activists Bea and Frank Lumpkin, disability rights group ADAPT, the March 10th immigrant rights...
The American Civil Liberties Association - which has at least one indirect link to the Mexican government - together with the National Employment Law Project and the Transnational Legal Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law  (run by Sarah Paoletti ) have filed  a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (part of the Organization of American States...
... coalition of groups including the AFL CIO, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Catholic bishops, the Day Without an Immigrant coalition in Philadelphia and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will meet today on Capitol Hill to announce their plans.
Given the news that millions of citizens of other countries have entered our country illegally and are now marching to be given rights to...
A U.S. coalition of business, labor unions and religious groups launched a campaign on Thursday to defeat a bill backed by Republicans that would turn some 11 million illegal immigrants into felons.
The coalition of 24 organizations, many of which rarely agree on politics or economics, denounced the bill passed by the House of Representatives last month and called on the Senate to...