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.