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Mar. 22, 1886
Mark Twain, a lifelong member of the Int’l Typographical Union (now part of CWA), speaks in Hartford, Conn., extolling the Knights of Labor’s commitment to fair treatment of all workers, regardless of race or gender.

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How Unions Are Protecting Workers from Deportation
Posted On: Oct 23, 2018
Oct. 23, 2018 | LABOR RIGHTS | Cesar Rodriguez, a driver for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, is part of a group of port drivers fighting for rights to join a union. He's relieved to have parts of the labor movement on his side. Although he is not unionized, he says he already feels like part of a Teamsters local due to the union’s support for workers like him on two fronts: labor rights and immigration justice. The Teamsters is one of the labor unions taking a stand to protect TPS holders with the message that immigrant rights are worker rights. Six unions representing 3.5 million workers have teamed up under the banner of Working Families United to join the campaign to save TPS and demand Congress take bipartisan action to allow TPS holders to stay in the country… Working In These Times
 
 
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