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November 25, 2015

On This Day in 1875:
Led by Samuel Gompers, who would later found the American Federation of Labor, Cigarmakers’ Int’l Union Local 144 is chartered in New York City.

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Dec. 6, 2015  - Baltimore
Dec. 13, 2015  - Salisbury

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Why Immigration Is a Top Priority for Labor
Posted On: Mar 06, 2013
Mar. 6, 2013 | LABOR MOVEMENT | Immigrants' rights are workers' rights. These days, that idea is a principle held dear by the U.S. labor movement. But that wasn't always the case. As recently as the mid-1990s, many unions took protectionist stances against allowing new immigrants to come to this country. It was only after these unions saw the abuses that became prevalent under the employer-driven system for verifying immigration status that the labor movement embraced a new position. The movement recognized that for working people to thrive, all employees had to have full rights in the workplace. Continue reading here.
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