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FILM: Local Organizations Team up to Show "Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience"

East Michigan Environmental Action Council - Mon, 08/19/2030 - 8:02pm
What: Film screening of "Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience" with Question and Answer session to follow afterwards

When: September 6th, 2013

Time: 8PM

Where: Cass Corridor Commons
             4605 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201

East Michigan Environmental Action Council, 5E, Heru, and the American Indian Health and Family Services invite you to the film screening of, Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience, on September 6th, 2013. The showing will take place in the D. Blair Theater of The Cass Corridor Commons.

Focusing on the lives and experiences of the Native/Indigenous community in the Midwest, Our Fires Still Burn is a one hour documentary that works to dispel the myth that American Indians have disappeared from the United States. The narrative that Native and Indigenous peoples no longer exist in the US has been perpetrated in many forms since the beginning of colonization in the US, with perhaps the most famous example being the book (and movie), The Last of the Mohicans. The narrative usually argues something along the lines that because Native peoples are now dead (or are actively dying), we need non-Native peoples to "save and recover" (read; loot) Native artifacts (very often including actual bones of human beings). Another strand of the narrative argues that names like Washington Red Skins are actually compliments that honor long dead tribes rather than the offensive insults that Native/Indigenous peoples say they are.

Our Fires Still Burns argues that the narrative that Native/Indigenous peoples are dead is harmful in that it invisibilizes and makes unnecessary the voices of the very much alive Native/Indigenous community. But as Our Fire Still Burns shows, Native and Indigenous peoples continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive, and make great contributions to society.

The film viewing of Our Fires Still Burn will appeal to native and non-Native alike, and will be followed by a question and answer session featuring many of the people appearing in the film, as well as film director Audrey Geyer.  Ms. Geyer is an independent video producer and director whose programs have been broadcasted locally and nationally on PBS. She is the founder and current executive director of Visions, an independent video production company local in Metro Detroit. Visions work focuses on creating documentaries that tell the stories of communities that are underrepresented in mainstream media.

As East Michigan Environmental Action Council co-director, Diana Copeland says, the most important thing to do right now in light of various attacks on marginalized communities in Detroit is to build community responses to those attacks, "Conversations that happen where we can begin to get to know each other are essential and will only make our communities stronger."
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Local 799 School Workers Win Wage Increases, Holds Down Insurance Costs

UE - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:41am
12 September, 2014Delaware, OH

UE Local 799 members, who work for the Delaware City Schools, approved a new two-year contract on August 7. The new agreement improves wages by 2.25 percent in the first year and 2 percent in the second year, and includes a 25 cent “bump” to increase the hourly wage rates of workers in several classifications, including cooks, cashiers, custodians, assistant head cook, assistant head cashiers and assistant head custodians.  The bump raises the rates for steps 1 through 10 of the wage schedule, the lowest-paid workers in the unit.

There is also a 25 cent hourly increase in the field trip rate for bus drivers and on the catering rate for banquets, paid to food service workers.

Since 1998, Local 799 members have paid 18 percent of their health insurance premium. In this round of bargaining the local could not hold off increases completely, but kept them to a minimum. The employee’s share of the premium goes to 19 percent this year and 20 percent in 2015. “We did better than the other two unions,” says Local President Nina Williams. “We have always gotten free dental, and the other unions are now paying 20 percent. We fought that back and we will still not pay anything for dental.” The other two unions in the school district bargained before UE. The new contract also extends insurance coverage to domestic partners. Employees who waive health insurance because they have other coverage will receive $1,000 a year.

New language on vacations will allow workers to take vacation in half-day increments. The attendance incentive was changed; workers with perfect attendance will no longer get two days off with pay for each semester. They will now receive the two-days of bonus pay but not the time off.

“We did pretty good. Negotiations went smoothly,” Williams said, with the exception of one incident when a school board member behaved rudely, but the other employer representatives straightened him out, and the contract was settled soon after that. 

For Don Shannon, a bus driver and the local’s recording secretary, this was his first negotiations and “a very interesting learning experience.” He previously worked for 36 years in the telecommunications industry, “and most of my career was on the management side of the bargaining table,” he said. “I was impressed by the professionalism exhibited by both sides. I was pleased it was not a knock-down, drag-out sort of thing. Both sides did a good job of listening to each other, so it truly was a bargaining session.” He feels the union did well with the contract that was agreed to. “I think we got most of the things that we desired.”

The bargaining committee consisted of President Nina Williams, Vice President Mary Jo Davis, Chief Steward Kathy Goddard, Recording Secretary Don Shannon, and Financial Secretary Tami Gardner. They were assisted by International Representative Dennis Painter.

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Local 1121 Members Preserve Health Plan, Win Raises in Aramark Negotiations

UE - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:34am
12 September, 2014Local 1121 bargaining committee members Derek Martine, Charlene Winchell, and Jay Jamesson. Not shown: Christina Wurm. LaCrosse, WI

Local 1121 has negotiated and ratified a new three-year agreement with Aramark Industrial Laundry. The old contract expired at the end of April, but bargaining on a new agreement was not completed until July 11, and four days later the members ratified the new contract by 2 to 1.

The major issue was health insurance, where the company wanted to replace the existing 80/20 plan with a 70/30 plan, which would also impose higher employee contributions and a 25 percent co-pay on prescriptions. It also would have increased the out-of-pocket maximum from $4,000 to $8,000.

But workers resisted. “We had a lot of support from our members during negotiations,” says Charlene Winchell, local treasurer and a member of the UE General Executive Board. “Everyone wore T-shirts and stickers, and as we approached the end of negotiations we all made and put signs in our cars.”

In the final agreement the local maintained its current 80/20 health insurance. Premiums will go up between $5 and $10 a week in January 2015, and each January after that. Wages increase by 25 cents each year. The union also agreed to language that would allow a work schedule of four 10-hour days in part of the plant. “It could affect up to three-quarters of the plant, if the company ever does it,” says Winchell. “They wanted it in place if the work load significantly increases. The company would have to hire a lot more workers before changing to this work schedule to cover the rotation. We would be working five days a week in the plant with workers having there select day off by seniority.” Currently the plant operates on a five-day schedule with two eight-hour shifts.

“Many of those who voted no did not like the possibility of 10-hour shifts, which some were afraid could lead to 12-hour shifts,” says Winchell. “But the fact that we were able to keep our 80/20 health plan was a major accomplishment, because the company was very insistent that we had to give it up.”

The bargaining committee included President Derek Martine, Vice President Jay Jamesson, Chief Steward Christina Wurm, and Treasurer Charlene Winchell. They were assisted by Field Organizer Jack Lasiter.

 

 

 

 

 

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Film Screening: The Grandchildren of the Revolution

SWU - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:07pm


Part of the Movement Gallery will be screening The Grandchildren of the Revolution directed by Carlos Montaner. This documentary was shot guerrilla-style in Cuba and features the disaffected youth of the island-nation and their hopes, frustrations, and concerns. Today young people are openly demanding changes in Cuba. The Grandchildren of the Cuban Revolution give the youth a voice to share their feelings and concerns. Shot undercover The Grandchildren of the Cuban Revolution (2010) give the youth of Cuba a voice. Contains mature themes, graphic language and strong images.
 
This film screening is part of the exhibit Havana Now, in collaboration between Bihl Haus Arts and Southwest Workers Union. Havana Now is an exhibit by photographer Eric Lane. Havana Now is a series of enhanced digital color images printed on canvas.

At first glance, the images are of the streets and people of Havana, Cuba. “Personally,” writes Eric Lane, “these images have a deeper meaning. They represent how far I have come from those fear-laden days of my childhood when I built a ‘nuclear shelter’ under the playhouse in our backyard, to today when I know it’s well past time to end the longest embargo in U.S. history. They reflect my own evolution, philosophically, creatively, and politically, from the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 to my trip to Cuba in 2012. I hope this exhibit is not only a feast for your eyes but also a window into the beautiful soul that is Cuba.”

The exhibit continues through October 4, 2014. This is an official Foteseptiembre USA exhibit.
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The goal of this project is to improve the environmental quality on this section of the Chicago River System and to make it a cherished public amenity.

LVEJO - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:39am

The Pilsen-Little Village River Corridor Project was established in 2014 to develop a master plan that will result in a healthier, more accessible Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal corridor from Bubbly Creek to west of Pulaski Road on Chicago’s southwest side. It is the goal of this project not only to improve the environmental [...]

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The intent of this project is to view this long segmented section of the river as a single unit and remediate the damage.

LVEJO - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:20am

The Pilsen-Little Village River Corridor Project was established in 2014 to develop a master plan that will result in a healthier, more accessible Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal corridor from Bubbly Creek to west of Pulaski Road on Chicago’s southwest side. It is the goal of this project not only to improve the environmental [...]

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A long term plan that results in clean water, capping or removing toxic sediments, eliminating odors, and improving native landscapes

LVEJO - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:09am

The Pilsen-Little Village River Corridor Project was established in 2014 to develop a master plan that will result in a healthier, more accessible Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal corridor from Bubbly Creek to west of Pulaski Road on Chicago’s southwest side. It is the goal of this project not only to improve the environmental [...]

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Solidarity with all lives lost to police and hate violence.

CAAAV - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:25pm


CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities and DRUM – South Asian Organizing Center
  Statement in solidarity with all lives lost to police and hate violence. 

As Asian and South Asian organizations who have been fighting police violence in its various forms, we want to express our solidarity and love for Ferguson and all victims to state-sponsored violence. From the murder of Fong Lee by police officers in Minneapolis, to surveillance of Muslim and South Asian communities by NYPD, to the drone attacks on Pakistan, Asian communities have experienced violence at the hands of the police and the military.  We have seen the impact on South Asian, Arab, and Muslim communities after 9/11, the internment of Japanese communities during WWII, and throughout wars that have labeled our communities as “alien,” “terrorist,” and “foreign.”

Though we have our own experiences with state violence, we recognize that Black bodies are the primary targets of state and police violence in this country.  The brutal murders of Black people at the hands of police officers, including the deaths of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Shantel Davis, Ayana Jones, and Ramarley Graham, are not new, but are part of a pattern of the murder of Black people at the hands of the police.  We also want to recognize the deaths of Tiffany Edwards, Mia Henderson, Kandy Hall, and Yaz’Min Shancez, Trans women of color who have been killed in the past month in acts of hate violence. The loss of their lives fills us with sadness and pain.  And every lost life is a reminder of the violence that Black communities face within the system of white supremacy.  As immigrant communities, we must recognize and challenge the ways that the U.S. state has been built on anti-blackness that devalues Black lives and Black people’s humanity.

We are inspired by the ongoing work that Black activists in Ferguson and throughout the country are doing to challenge military and police violence.  The events in Ferguson is another level of violence in the U.S. where the media is being prevented from documenting the injustices present, and where legal observers are being arrested. The U.S. so quickly points their finger at other countries, but won’t recognize the injustice that is being done right here.  Non-black communities of color cannot be silent.  We must unite together to demand that the U.S. police and military be accountable for the perpetual violence that they commit and accept responsibility.  As organizations that are committed to the long term work of challenging police brutality and violence in all of its forms, we demand an end to the violence in Ferguson.  We demand an end to the killing of Black teenagers because #BlackLivesMatter.  We demand an end to hate violence that kills women, trans people, and immigrants every day.  We demand an end to gendered violence that tears our families and communities apart.  We demand an end to U.S. wars abroad. We ask that all Asian and South Asian community members stand with us to demand end violence in all its forms.

 

Supporters (List in Formation)

Adhikaar (New York, NY)
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (Portland, Oregon)
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (Oakland, CA)
Association of South Asians Taking Action (Bay Area, CA)
BAYAN USA (National)
Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (Los Angeles, CA)
Damayan Migrant Workers Association (New York, NY)
Khmer Girls in Action (Long Beach, CA)
Nodutol for Korean Community Development (New York, NY)
Providence Youth Student Movement (Providence, RI)
SOOBAK (Los Angeles, CA)
UNITED SIKHS (National)
VietUnity (Bay Area, CA)

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Blooming in the Midst of Gentrification

PODER San Francisco - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:26pm
This Summer PODER youth organizers got to create a beautiful carved wooden stamp they titled "Blooming in the Midst of Gentrification".   This Saturday join us from 11am to 3pm at Galeria de La Raza as we reclaim an art form of resistance...   This Saturday, CultureStrike will be doing LIVE printing of an anti-gentrification art piece. JOIN US at Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco and witness how an oversize woodblock is printed, enjoy the art exhibit, and stay for an evening reading by undocumented writers. Featuring the work and words of Susalita Cortez, Julio Salgado, Oree Originol, DJ AGANA, Edgar Alejandro Aldana, Sonia Guiñansaca and many more!!
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Westchester People's Assembly March & Rally October 4th!

CVH - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:23pm

Over the past year, CVH's Westchester chapter has gathered hundreds of residents to develop an anti-poverty agenda that truly represents the needs of working families. Join CVH's Westchester Chapter at 11AM on Saturday, October 4th at the White Plains Presbyterian Church as we launch this anti-poverty people's agenda and call for support from our elected officials! See the attached flyer for all the details - come out to help show our strength!

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Blooming in the Midst of Gentrification

PODER San Francisco - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:15pm
This Summer PODER youth organizers got to create a beautiful carved wooden stamp they titled "Blooming in the Midst of Gentrification".
  This Saturday join us from 11am to 3pm at Galeria de La Raza as we reclaim an art form of resistance.      CultureStrike will be doing LIVE printing of an anti-gentrification art piece. JOIN US at Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco and witness how an oversize woodblock is printed, enjoy the art exhibit, and stay for an evening reading by undocumented writers. Featuring the work and words of Susalita Cortez, Julio Salgado, Oree Originol, DJ AGANA, Edgar Alejandro Aldana, Sonia Guiñansaca and many more!!
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Who is Dayani Cristal? Award-winning film airs nationally this weekend

NNIRR - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:23pm
Story Type:  Blog Story Author:  NNIRR

As President Obama ponders when and what executive action he will take on immigration, he has made clear that he is committed to increased border enforcement (Sept. 5 press conference in Wales).

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East Michigan Environmental Action Council - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:39pm
Southern Movement Assembly Atlanta GA
By Mike Zellars
Eco Works graduateYouth ActivistDetroit, MI
My experience with the Southern Movement Assembly was new, distinct, and exciting. The feeling of being in one building with all different types of people; with great ideas and solutions to problems it gave me a heart warming feeling. The conversations made me realize that the more people the stronger you are.The unity was shown in numbers and volunteer work. The Project South youth program also made me feel comfortable and at home. 

It felt good to know that there are more youth participating, and speaking up. The youth came from all over the region and with them came insight.  I met a unique brother from Arkansas -- he and I shared similar ideas. The conversations once again let me know that youth are not the same as others may perceive them to be. Although we played music, laughed, and talked alot once it was time to strategize all the youth were attentive. 
Which comes to show that you can have a disciplined mindset at any age. I want more youth involved in programs like this and on the way back home I thought hard. The experience inspired and motivated me to be more committed to doing things for the youth in urban communities. The Southern Assembly was also a good place to network. I met many different people that were dealing with different problems. The same people offered connections to problems I was trying to solve and they lead me to the right people.
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Urban Campesinos... Voices in Action

PODER San Francisco - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:13pm

Urban Campesin@s are youth leaders from South East San Francisco who are reclaiming lands and leading food justice projects on publicly owned lands in our neighborhoods.  Click on the video produced by the Bay Area Video Coalition to hear from Urban Campesin@s in their own words....

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Injured GM workers intensify fight for just settlement; are joined in appeal to CEO Mary Barra by autoworkers’ Union

​Former GM worker Manuel Ospina dramatized his quest for a fair settlement with GM with a renewed hunger strike and burial to his neck, in full view of the Colombian U.S. Embassy. (El Tiempo photo)

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA― On August 26, 2014, a group of autoworkers dismissed from General Motors after developing permanent disabling injuries on the job, dramatized their appeal for justice by burying injured worker Manuel Ospina in the ground, up to his neck. Ospina’s companions, Jorge Parra and Carlos Trujillo – also former assembly line workers at GM Colmotores, sewed their lips shut and vowed to not eat until GM agrees to meet to reach a just settlement. Thursday, Jorge Parra replaced Ospina in the ground. Their actions have attracted extensive media coverage in Colombia.

Support for the injured workers is growing, in Colombia and beyond. On August 5th, the leadership of the industrial union, SINTRAIME, emailed an appeal to GM CEO Mary Barra in support of the injured workers’ association, ASOTRECOL. The appeal was also critical of GM’s hiring procedures at the Colmotores plant which are in violation of the US-Colombia “Labor Action Plan.”

SINTRAIME at GM once represented 1,400 workers, but has seen its numbers reduced due to anti-union persecution. GM routinely used intimidation tactics to prevent workers who were hired on one-year contracts from joining the union, including having new hires sign paperwork promising not to and threatening that joining would result in their contracts not being renewed. ASOTRECOL members did not benefit from union protection.

Citing Barra’s June 5th statement informing GM employees to directly contact her, if necessary, regarding car safety issues – SINTRAIME President Felix Herrera wrote:

“When talking about the ignition switch fiasco, you said that GM has a ‘responsibility to act with integrity, honor and a commitment to excellence,’ and that ‘we are going to do the right thing for the affected parties.’ We ask that you extend this same commitment to the injured and former workers who contributed to GM’s success.”

GM has not responded. Other appeals in support of Asotrecol, including letters from over one hundred clergy, the Michigan Coalition of Human Rights, and 80 members of the British Parliament, have also been ignored.

This month marks the third anniversary of the tent encampment erected at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy by a handful of the hundreds of fired injured workers. One of them was 10-year employee Manuel Ospina whose job on the line required repetitively lifting 75 lb. sway bars. GM denies his injuries were work-related. X-rays reveal the screws surgically inserted into Ospina’s spinal column. The 44-year old man cannot walk without a cane. Disabled and denied workers compensation, he has watched his family slide into poverty and now faces foreclosure of their home.

“GM claims that the injuries were suffered on workers’ off-time, but the workers hardly hadoff-time,” says Paige Shell-Spurling, one of the lead organizers of the U.S. based solidarity campaign. “Spinal injuries from poor ergonomics and injuries from repetitive movements are common at GM Colmotores.” The plant operated mandatory shifts of 10-14 hours, 6 days a week. On Sundays, many of the workers including Ospina, Parra and Trujillo volunteered their services to GM’s community program, “GM Volunteers.” Instead of investing to improve the aging plant, local management made it a practice to force workers to work long hours and then illegally dismiss the injured workers and replace them with young new hires.

“These workers have been greatly mistreated by GM,” says Minister Jerrold Foltz, whose Virginia congregation, Wellspring UCC, has supported the injured workers for over two years. “It’s unconscionable that GM wouldn’t provide better for its employees.”

North American supporters are gearing up for a new round of solidarity actions to bring visibility to General Motors’ inhumane response to the injured Colombian GM workers. Past actions have included rallies at GM headquarters, coordinated protests at GM dealerships, the recent protest with “GM Recall Survivors” at the annual shareholders’ meeting, demonstrations in front of the homes of GM executives (including former CEO Daniel Akerson), and at annual auto shows, including Detroit’s.

Quoting from an August 26th letter to unions by Jorge Parra (translated from Spanish), “Today we complete 1120 days of resistance. We will continue our difficult struggle with the objective of making our situation visible internationally. Our goal is to achieve the recognition of our rights by General Motors.”

For more information, or to make a donation to help keep this struggle going, please visit: www.asotrecol.org

Contact at: asotrecol@gmail.com


X-ray of Manuel Ospina’s spinal column showing the consequences of his GM employment.

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Obama Said to Weigh Delaying Action on Immigration

NNIRR - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:22pm
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Michael D. Shear Story Publisher:  NY Times

WASHINGTON — Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation’s immigration system by summer’s end, and could instead delay some or all of his most controversial proposals until after the midterm elections in November, according to people

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5 things Obama may do to change immigration system

NNIRR - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:10pm
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Alan Gomez Story Publisher:  USA Toay

(Aug. 27, 2014) After two years of failed attempts in Congress and months of internal deliberations, President Obama is likely to go it alone in the coming weeks and roll out a series of unilateral changes to the nation's immigration system.

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Reflecting on Tropical Storm Irene as we build a movement for people and the planet

VWC - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:13pm

Three years ago today, Tropical Storm Irene came roaring across Vermont, bringing heavy winds and so much rain that most of our rivers spilled their banks.  Roads, bridges, and homes — in some cases, entire neighborhoods — were washed out by the floods, isolating many of our communities for days as neighbors worked to support each other through the crisis.  Irene had a devastating impact on so many of our lives and livelihoods, through lost homes, posessions, traumatic experiences, and financial hardship.  But many of us also carry with us the amazing stories of communities coming together, like the residents of Weston mobile home park in Berlin, who mobilized to demand equality and fairness in the wake of the storm.

A year after the Irene, the VWC offered this reflection:

"Tropical Storm Irene both exposed and deepened the economic and human rights crisis people in our communities face every day — a crisis of injustice. Many people in Vermont live on the edge of economic crisis. All it takes is a single environmental crisis to push thousands of people over that edge. A large proportion of homes destroyed by Irene were mobile homes residing in floodplains, and belonging to low-income Vermonters who are least likely to have the resources to rebuild their homes and lives after a disaster. 

Irene showed how in Vermont -- as around the world -- poor and working class people are bearing the brunt of climate change impacts. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can and must solve the climate crisis while simultaneously improving the lives of poor and working class people by transforming the systems that currently exploit and degrade people and the planet."

Now it’s three years later, and those patterns have only become clearer and more grave.  From the impacts of Superstorm Sandy on low-income urban neighborhoods in New York, to the series of devastating typhoons which have displaced thousands of rural poor communities in the Philippines, we're seeing how the people least responsible for the global climate crisis are the hardest hit by the storms, droughts, and extreme weather associated with its impacts.  

In the face of this crisis, we’re taking action to link our struggles for economic, social, and environmental rights into a powerful movement for people and the planet.  Earlier this month, the Workers Center partnered with Rising Tide Vermont and 350-Vermont to host a Northeast Climate Justice Gathering, which brought together 250 people from the US northeast and eastern Canada to explore opportunities for collaboration, especially between the labor and environmental movements.  Also in early August, VWC member Amanda Sheppard represented the Workers Center at the Climate Justice Alliance national convention in Richmond, California, which brought together community-based groups organizing for a just transition towards local, living economies.

Reflecting on her experiences, Amanda said, “Spending time with community members living adjacent to Richmond’s massive Chevron oil refinery opened my eyes to the ways our current economy exploits both resources and people, all for the sake of profit.  We need to take advantage of opportunities demonstrate our collective power, and lead from the grassroots in building an economy for people and the planet.”.  

Looking ahead, the VWC is joining over 850 labor, faith, environmental, and community-based organizations in calling for a massive Peoples Climate March in New York City on September 21st, coinciding with a major United Nations summit on climate change expected to draw heads of state from around the world.  The Workers' Center is working with a number of organizations to coordinate round-trip buses from Vermont to New York -- Click here to join a bus, or email keith@workerscenter.org for more information about this mobilization!

Tags: Healthy EnvironmentLivable Planet
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White House considers proposals to sharply increase legal immigration

NNIRR - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:18pm
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  David Nakamura Story Publisher:  Washington Post

The White House is considering proposals from business and immigrant rights groups that are pressing President Obama to provide hundreds of thousands of new green cards for high-tech workers and the relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

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