... 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 (Archidocese of Salt Lake City), Cardinal McCarrick (Washington Diocese), Kevin...
... and Commercial Workers Union - UFCW - had been part of the movement to boycott Arizona over their new immigration law. They've now withdrawn from that movement (link), with a Local president saying:
"I hope Ms. Brewer joins the call to 'tone it down' and help create solutions for both border security and immigration reform... It is now time for calm, reasoned discussion that can move forward to...
A group of far-left illegal immigration supporters - including the American Civil Liberties Union, a group that's directly collaborating with the Mexican government - filed a suit today to block the Arizona immigration law from going into effect. The major plaintiffs are listed at  and include at list one other group that is or was collaborating with that government. The PDF with the suit is...
... SEIU, UNITE HERE, LIUNA and the UFCW have all committed to mobilize for the march. Gonzalez also told me "the churches are totally on board," with evangelical churches--- which have seen a steady rise in Latinos---playing a larger role than in 2006. Such faith-based activist networks as Gamaliel, PICO and the IAF are also involved, which means that a large cadre of very experienced organizers is...
From a UFCW press release:
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is proud to partner with the Embassy of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Labor and allied organizations to promote the first "Semana de Derechos Laborales", or Labor Rights Week, UFCW International President Joe Hansen joined the Mexican Consul General of Chicago, Manuel Rodríguez Arriaga, to launch the...
... United Food and Commercial Workers(UFCW)
Other members include: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), National Abortion Federation (abortion doctors association), National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Brave New Films, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Gamaliel, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Rock the Vote, USPIRG, MDI Imported...
Patrick McDonnell of the Los Angeles Times offers "Computer 'raid' in Vernon leaves factory workers devastated" (link) about a "desktop" immigration raid at Overhill Farms in Vernon. The company was informed that 260 of their workers had problems with their Social Security numbers and they gave those employees 30 days in which to correct the problems. Not a single one did. Then, on the advice of...
... successfully prosecuted then the UFCW should be happy. Of course, they're being fundamentally dishonest: they want labor laws but not immigration laws to be enforced. The last link lists the contents of a rather interesting subpoena, but it's unclear exactly what was involved. There's no word on whether the plant's owners are involved or cooperated with the investigation, but if the former one...
Local 4 SEIU
Local 881 UFCW
March 25th Coalition-San Diego
May 1 Coalition
Centro Latino Cuzcatlan
Mexicanos Unidos Del DF
Michoacan Immigrant Coalition South Bend Indiana
Movemiento La Pena Del Bronx
Mt. Carmel Church
National Capitol Immigration Coalition
NY May 1 Coalition
One. Accion Latina Indianapolis
Organizacion 10 de Abril
A small group of illegal immigration supporters walked the 42 to 50 miles (reports vary) from Chicago's Chinatown (meant to symbolize that we're a nation of immigrants) to Dennis Hastert's office in Batavia, Illinois. It took them four days, starting September 1, 2006 and finishing September 4, 2006. Only "around 3000" showed up for the final rally. AKA the "Immigrant Workers Justice Walk"....
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...