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Register for national immigration event next week in Seattle

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Are you interested in meeting labor leaders from Seattle and across the nation working to revitalize the labor movement by organizing immigrant workers? Do you want to build coalitions among labor and immigrant leaders to strengthen worker rights and integrate immigrants into the workforce? Will you be one of these leaders organizing together on issues like education, worker rights, and job creation?

You need to sign up for the National Immigration Integration Conference being held in Seattle on Oct. 24-26 at The Westin Hotel. The event will include a special Labor Reception on Immigration Integration hosted by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21 on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. at the hotel.

Labor unions and immigrant rights organizations are working together in communities across the country on policies and strategies that strengthen the integration of immigrants in American society. Whether organizing on comprehensive immigration reform, education reform, worker rights, immigration enforcement or creating more welcoming communities, the alliance between labor and immigrant leaders is core to strengthening immigrant integration, our democracy and our economy.

Who will be featured at the conference?

Mitch Ackerman, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union
Esther Lopez, Director of Civil Rights and Community Action, United Food & Commercial Workers
Diane Zahn, Secretary-Treasurer of UFCW 21
Michael Rosen, President, American Federation of Teachers Local 212 (Wisconsin)
And many more…

In partnership with United Food and Commercial Workers, the Washington State Labor Council, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21 and other allies, please register TODAY and make plans to attend this important conference.

Conference plenary sessions and workshops will include:

  • Immigrant, Jobs & Economic Recovery
  • Overcoming Barriers to Immigrant Integration: Building alliances between immigrant communities and other social justice movements
  • Examining the Campaign against Wage Theft as a Model for Cross-Sector Organizing
  • Ensuring Worker & Immigrant Rights: Growing the Labor Movement

For more information, visit integrationconference.org or contact Elena Perez at 206-436-6544.

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