Saturday, June 20, 2009

Immigration Reform: What's Labor Up To?

By Tiffany Ten Eyck, Labor Notes
June 2009

Labor has reached a common position on immigration reform, but does it give away too much even before legislative horse-trading has begun?

Labor Notes’ Tiffany Ten Eyck interviewed longtime Bay Area immigrant rights activist David Bacon about the new joint position on immigration recently released by the AFL-CIO and Change to Win. Bacon argues that the new stance is inconsistent—some parts contradict other parts. He believes the resolution is based on the CTW view: that in order to get any form of legal change for immigrants through Congress, unions must ally with employers. That means supporting a guest worker program, which employers favor. It wasn’t always like this. What happened? [...]

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1 comment:

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I have seen this legislation first hand and I can tell you that it absolutely reeks of 'too many cooks' syndrome. Sadly, a lot of the times the case in legislation like this is that the left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing. Not to mention the fact that it is so incredibly bloated that the copy I saw had several duplicate pages!