Calling all immigrant and refugee workers! Save the date of Saturday, Sept. 17 for the Immigrant and Refugee Workers Rising and the Future of the Labor Movement Conference. It will be held at Skagit Valley College, 2405 E. College Way in Mount Vernon, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register here to attend.
This conference is part of the immigration rights work the Labor Center in conjunction with the WA State Labor Council has undertaken since passage of 2019’s Resolution #14, which included creation of the WSLC’s Labor Immigration Committee and the creation of the WSLC’s Immigrant and Worker Justice Toolkit, which provides documented and undocumented workers, worker advocates and union leaders the resources and support they need to create a just and fair future for immigrants in the U.S.
Please share this Save the Date flier for the Sept. 17 conference and urge members of your union to attend. Look for more details on the conference agenda in the coming weeks.
Sponsors of the event include: AFT WA, APALA, Casa Latina, Cement Masons Local 528, Drivers Union, Familias Unidas, Iron Workers 86, LCLAA, LIUNA, MLK Labor, NW Carpenters, OPEIU 8, SEA, SEIU 6, SEIU 775, SEIU State Council, Teamsters 117, UAW 4121, UFCW 3000, WAISN, and WFSE Interpreters United.
For more information about Immigrant & Refugee Workers Rising and the Future of the Labor Movement, email Dulce Gutiérrez, the WSLC’s Union, Community and Naturalization Organizer.