* 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 Appleby (US...
... organizer Gabe Gonzalez, 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...
... America's Voice, John Wilhelm of the Unite Here union, and Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum joined on a conference call. From their press release (link), here's the "why":
The preeminent moral voice supporting just and comprehensive immigration reform joins the President of one of America's leading pro-immigrant unions, the head of the largest Latino civil rights organization, and...
Local 1 SEIU
Local 1 Unite Here
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...
... political director of the union UNITE Here, compared the measure with a "21st-century version of the Bracero program" in a conference call with reporters today. And Laura Reiff, cochair of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition, a business group that worked with the White House last year on the guest-worker proposals, called the measure "entirely unworkable."
And, from this:
"For us it's a...
... Saturday (April 22, 2006) at the UNITE HERE union headquarters, 333 S. Ashland, for an all-day meeting to discuss the movement behind the marches.
The agenda covered two sides of a sheet of paper and focused on the "birth of a new movement," goals, national strategies, and how to continue the momentum expected from a second wave of marches planned for Monday, May 1 across the country....
...Key to the labor turnout is UNITE HERE, the union that represents a heavily immigrant workforce in textiles, light manufacturing and hotels.
Two UNITE HERE staff members at the April 22 conference, Margarita Klein and Sergio Monterrubio, reported that several employers have already negotiated an agreement to close May 1, realizing that workers would take the day off anyway...
Those involved include the union "UNITE HERE" and the We Are America Alliance. An article discussing the event also includes this:
"They have elevated the issue to beyond just a group of workers in this single hotel to a broader issue of immigrant workers and the challenges facing immigrant low wages," said Kent Wong, director of UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education.
The link has...
... John Edwards and involving the UNITE HERE union. They seek to improve the lot of low-wage earning hotel workers.
Today (hotelworkersrising.org/kickoff.asp) they met with L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat and a former member of the racial separatist organization MEChA.
A while back, another Democrat, Gil Cedillo, (also a former member of the racial separatist organization MEChA) said...
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...