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Urge DHS to protect, empower immigrant workers

The following is from the AFL-CIO:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2024) — Around the world, workers’ lives, livelihoods and rights are under attack. Climate disasters and conflicts are displacing people from their homes, and are increasing risks for working people and all our families. In the face of those challenges, we stand united in our fight for justice for all workers at home and abroad.

Immigrants and refugees have always helped to build, feed and care for our nation, and we will not allow them to be treated as a second class of exploitable workers. The AFL-CIO is calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take action today to help tear down barriers to worker organizing and empowerment, so that all working people in our country can live and work safely and with dignity.

TAKE A STAND — This May Day, please sign this petition asking DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to expand protections for immigrant workers from countries destabilized by climate disasters and conflict.

Temporary protected status (TPS) is a key tool to support the fight for worker justice at home and abroad. New and renewed TPS status for all unsafe countries will bolster our efforts to build worker power and hold employers accountable for egregious violations of labor and employment laws. 

Despite increasing evidence of our nation’s reliance on immigrant workers to help fuel our economy, despicable efforts to villainize and dehumanize immigrants continue to escalate.  Working people know better than to fall for those divide-and-conquer tactics. 

Immigrants aren’t blocking us from having good jobs—greedy and abusive bosses are. And the only way we win the good jobs workers expect and deserve is through unity. 

Please take a moment to sign this petition to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

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