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Immigrant and Refugee Workers Rising Conference is Sept. 17

MOUNT VERNON — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is urging its leaders, staff and rank-and-file members of its affiliated unions, constituency groups and worker centers to save the date of Saturday, Sept. 17 for the WSLC’s Immigrant and Refugee Workers Rising and the Future of the Labor Movement. 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 WSLC 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.

Thank you to this event’s planning committee, which includes local unions, constituency groups and worker centers such as 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, WA LERC and WFSE Interpreters United.

For more information about Immigrant & Refugee Workers Rising and the Future of the Labor Movement, email Dulce Guti√©rrez, the WSLC’s Union, Community and Naturalization Organizer.

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