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National Labor Leaders, Worker Advocates in Las Vegas Tuesday to Join President Obama’s Call for Immigration Reform

Published on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 (7:14 p.m.)

For Immediate Release

NOTE: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and other delegation participants available to speak to press

National Labor Leaders, Worker Advocates in Las Vegas Tuesday to Join President Obama’s Call for Immigration Reform
Leaders of major unions pledge massive, national push for immigration reform

On Tuesday, January 29, leaders of major national unions will stand with President Obama in calling for immigration reform now. Close to twenty leaders representing a broad array of America’s workforce -- autoworkers, public service workers, steelworkers, domestic workers, taxi drivers, day laborers, construction workers – will be in Las Vegas to pledge their support for the historic push for immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship. They will say that immigration reform is a working family issue that matters to all working Americans, regardless of one’s citizenship status.

There will be a press availability with members of the delegation immediately following President Obama’s speech. There will also be a gathering of working families and community partners at the Culinary Hall in Las Vegas at 2pm. Press is invited to attend both.

Delegation members include:
Richard L. Trumka, AFL-CIO President; UNITE HERE President D. Taylor; Bob King, UAW President; Laura Reyes, AFSCME Secretary Treasurer; Fred Redmond, USW International Vice President; Bill Lucy, APWU; Fran Lawrence, AFT Executive Vice President; Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Voces de la Frontera; Pablo Alvarado, NDLON; Bhairavi Desai, New York Taxi Workers' Alliance; Ai-Jen Poo, Domestic Workers’ Alliance; Cristina Tzintzun, Workers’ Defense Project; Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Executive Secretary Treasurer; Nevada AFL-CIO Executive Secretary Treasurer Danny Thompson; Geoconda Arguello-Kline, Secretary Treasurer Culinary Local 226; Jorge Ramirez, Chicago Federation of Labor President; Vincent Paul Alvarez, New York City Central Labor Council President; Terry Melvin, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Hector Sanchez, LCLAA; Darren Phelps, Pride at Work

WHAT: Labor and Community Gathering on Immigration Reform after President Obama’s speech
WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 2pm
WHERE: Culinary Workers Union Local 226; 1630 S Commerce St, Las Vegas


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