Sep 12, 2013
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, labor leaders and environmental activists call for repair of America's infrastructure and efforts to prepare our communities for climate change and to reduce carbon pollution.
CWA Minnesota State Council President Mona Meyer joins Ellison, BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster and Minnesota section of the American Society of Civil Engineers President Seth Spychala in discussing how repairing the systems Americans rely on every day – for energy, to get from one place to another, to communicate with each other, and for clean water – will create good jobs and address climate change.
CWA Local 1036 stands with labor and community groups in the NJ Time to Care Coalition to support the first municipal ordinance guaranteeing earned sick days for all workers in Jersey City. On Wednesday, the City Council of Jersey City began considering the legislation.
Today on Capitol Hill, women from all walks of life blocked traffic and chanted "Si, se puede!" in support of an immigration bill that includes a pathway to citizenship. Our family immigration system has been the primary way that women can get legal entry to the United States and yet currently 4.5 million people wait in the backlog to be reunited with their families.
Police arrest a UFCW member in a civil disobedience demonstration on Capitol Hill. CWAers supported the more than 100 women who joined together in the sit-down protest for comprehensive immigration reform today.