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In the wake of the historic 2018 midterm elections, Working Families United (WFU) released the following statement: With the elections over, it is up to Congress to govern in the best interest all the American people. We will be better off as a country when immigrants are given a pathway to citizenship instead of deeper […]
Unions Representing 3.5 Million Members Applaud Ruling, Call on Congress to Offer Permanent Protections In reaction to the news that a federal judge issued an injunction in the class action lawsuit filed by workers with TPS and their US citizen children to block the Trump administration’s plan to terminate TPS for Sudan, Haiti, […]
WASHINGTON (May 4) — Working Families United, a coalition that represents more than two million union workers, issued the following statement on today’s White House decision to end TPS protections for Honduran nationals: “We are outraged by the Trump administration’s decision to cancel TPS protections for 60,000 hardworking survivors of natural disaster from Honduras. By […]
WASHINGTON (Apr 28) — Working Families United, a coalition that represents more than two million union workers, released the following statement on today’s decision by the Department of Homeland Security to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from Nepal: “We denounce the decision by the Trump Administration to end Temporary Protected Status for, […]
A federal lawsuit was filed today in U.S. District Court challenging the Trump administration’s unlawful termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an estimated 200,000 people from four countries. Immigrant advocates are suing the Trump administration on behalf of TPS recipients from Haiti, El Salvador, Sudan, and Nicaragua. Prior to the Trump administration terminating TPS […]
President Donald Trump’s administration was sued by unions and advocates Monday for reining in a program that helps displaced immigrants by granting them legal status. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California filed the lawsuit alongside the labor unions Unite Here and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT). The groups are […]
To all immigrant workers and their families, including union members, DACA recipients, TPS beneficiaries, refugees, and our undocumented brothers and sisters: We want to assure you that we are not giving up. We will defend and protect each other and resist the anti-immigrant, racist and xenophobic agenda that is directly targeting working families and communities. […]
WASHINGTON (Feb 15) — The following statement was released by Working Families United, a coalition that represents more than two million union workers, on today’s immigration vote in the U.S. Senate: “The Senate had an opportunity today to help hardworking immigrant families gain stability and security. Instead, hardline Republicans voted against bipartisan proposals and doubled […]
As two American citizens – one an immigrant, the other a child of immigrants – who have dedicated our careers to fighting for American workers, we believe President Trump’s immigration policies aren’t just morally wrong, they’re economic poison. Take, for example, the story of Marvin Flores. Marvin is a bricklayer who has lived and worked […]
Working Families United is a coalition of labor unions, including the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, UNITE HERE, the Ironworkers, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Teamsters, and Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) seeking immigrant worker justice. Together, we represent 4 million U.S. workers.