National Labor Leaders Bringing Message of Unity to the Border
More than a dozen national union leaders will be in El Paso this week, bringing a message of unity, support for immigrant working families and seeking knowledge about the labor situation on the border.
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre are spearheading a delegation that includes leaders of the American Federation of Teachers, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, United Mine Workers of America and others.
“The labor movement is traveling to the border because immigration is a workplace issue. We’re here to demand an end to the politics of division and hate that are fueling economic inequality and violence,” Shuler said. The AFL-CIO represents 12.7 million workers affiliated to more than 50 organizations.