Immigrant Rights and Organizing

Unless you of Native American descent, we all come from immigrants or slaves. This is the fundamental nature of our American character. And yet immigration has often been a source of tension among American workers and within our unions.

Why is this?

What political and economic factors have created these conflicts and how do we organize in the face of them?

What is the role of the immigrant worker in building a movement for social justice in the U.S?

Organizing immigrant workers presents particular challenges which can also be a focus in this training.

The Labor Center can design a workshop for your union or organization to help you tackle these issues. This can bring up a lot of stress and anger, and having Labor Center staff there to facilitate what can often be difficult conversations is a useful tool. 206.934.6671