Historic Victory for Day Laborers, Supreme Court Declines to Revive Unconstitutional Restriction of Speech

IN VICTORY FOR  DAY LABORERS, SUPREME COURT DECLINES TO REVIVE UNCONSTITUTIONAL RESTRICTION OF SPEECH Redondo Beach Wrongly Restricted Day Laborer Solicitation       LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the United States Supreme Court denied the request of the City of Redondo Beach to review the Ninth Circuit decision striking as unconstitutional the City’s ordinance prohibiting solicitation…

Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at NDLON Assembly

Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka
National Day Laborers’ Organizing Network 6th Annual Convention

Thank you, Pablo [Alvarado], for your kind introduction. And thank you all for the honor of speaking to you today.

I’m proud to stand with you because I don’t know of anyone who is working as hard as you are to force the United States to live up to and fully honor its democratic ideals.

Organizing — coming together — is one of our greatest values.

The pursuit of justice is one of our greatest values.

Uniting for justice in the face of prejudice, under threat of official reprisal, against loud public condemnation, is what makes this nation great.

Jornaleros Detenidos de Tucson – Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa

Buenos dias tengan todas y todos ustedes. Me llamo Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa aquí junto con compañeros representando el Centro de Trabajadores Southside de Tucson, AZ.

Les presento hoy con gran tristeza y rabia en mi corazón.

En Tucson, zona fronteriza, vivmos una realidad pesada. Existe una militarización y criminalización de nuestra comunidad inimaginable. Nuestra zona es única por estar cerca de la frontera, con Patrulla Fronteriza saturando nuestras calles y personas cruzando y muriendo en el desierto a diario.

Welcome to the 6th National Assembly: On the Road to Justice, Ni un paso atrás

The importance of this assembly can be marked by simply looking at what many of us faced in order to arrive here. We travelled in caravans through 287(g) country, seek risking interfacing with police officers who double as deportation agents, view in order to challenge the polimigra. We left kitchen tables stacked high with frequent bills and street corners frequented by too few jobs during winter months. Carrying the fake checks of contractors in our pockets and the echo of hateful cries of minutemen in our ears, we’ve come together to turn the tide.