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Join WSLC for June 15 briefing on immigrant workers’ protections

SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO invites all affiliated unions and community allies to an Injury2All briefing to discuss new temporary status protections and work permits for immigrant workers who are organizing and taking action to enforce labor laws. It will be this Thursday, June 15 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom. Register here.

At the end of January, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced the rollout of new procedures that will provide temporary status protections and work permits to immigrant workers who are organizing and taking action to enforce labor laws. These new protections have the potential to shift power dynamics in our campaigns involving immigrant workers. We fought hard to win them, and we want to make the most of them.

Shannon Lederer, Director of Immigration Policy at the AFL-CIO, will lead a presentation June 15 to discuss:

  1. The new policy protections for immigrant workers.
  2. Opportunities for your union to work with labor agencies and legal services providers to gain new protective immigration statuses for your members.
  3. Opportunities for cross-union solidarity actions.

In addition there will be time for a Q&A session following the presentation.

Leaders and members of WSLC-affiliated unions and community allies on immigrant-rights issues shoudl register today for this important briefing. If you have question, contact WSLC Organizer Ingrid Chapman at

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