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Trump’s Racism is Clear – So is Labor’s Role in Defeating It
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Trump’s Racism is Clear – So is Labor’s Role in Defeating It

Brooklyn, NY – The latest round of deadly mass shootings and sweeping ICE raids on poor working families this week have, once again, laid racism bare, while also underscoring trade unionism’s essential role in combatting it.  “The Trump administration’s mistreatment of immigrants at the border and his constant attacks on black members of Congress, and…

Even in Death, Héctor Figueroa Continues to Inspire Working People
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Even in Death, Héctor Figueroa Continues to Inspire Working People

New York, NY – When late 32BJ SEIU leader Héctor Figueroa was memorialized at Riverside Church in Upper Manhattan earlier this week, the family requested donations made in his name be sent to groups confronting climate change and advocating immigration reform. It was telling. Before his untimely death on July 11, at age 57, Figueroa…

Héctor J. Figueroa: ‘Only The Good Die Young’
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Héctor J. Figueroa: ‘Only The Good Die Young’

New York, NY – I dunno, but after the sudden death of 32BJ President  Héctor J. Figueroa late Thursday evening and Donald J. Trump’s plan to raid working families in 10 American cities over the weekend, I can’t help thinking that, indeed, “only the good die young.” Maybe, you’re thinking the same thing. I didn’t…

‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’
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‘Where Were You When Children Were Being Stripped From The Hands Of Their Mothers?’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Facing the back side of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices with chants of “Close the camps” and a forest of orange and white electric candlelights, more than 1,000 people rallied in lower Manhattan July 12, to protest what 32BJ SEIU called “the inhumane detention practices and brutal immigration policies of the Trump…

Labor Can ‘Move Mountains’ And Help ‘Close The Camps’, Demonstrators Say
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Labor Can ‘Move Mountains’ And Help ‘Close The Camps’, Demonstrators Say

Brooklyn, NY – Grassroots activists demonstrating outside Senator Chuck Schumer’s Prospect Park West apartment building on Tuesday night said the American Labor Movement has the power to “move mountains” and bring about a swift end to the abuse of children being held inside detention centers along the nation’s southern border. “Labor’s been the backbone of…