Pablo Alvarado, the executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), and John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, describe their new alliance in an opinion piece in the Oakland Tribune.
In the article, entitled “Day Laborers, Organized Labor Unite for Workers’ Rights,” the pair describe efforts to secure America’s borders as having “racist undertones.”
“Out of our common interests, the AFL-CIO and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network have formed a new partnership to work for workplace and national policy reforms. We believe workers — regardless of race, gender, national origin or immigration status — must come together to protect our rights and opportunities.” (Read: Must join or pay dues to a labor union!)
They conclude by arguing breaking immigration law is not as important as organizing these workers.
John Sweeney and the rest of Big Labor dream about the dues revenue surely to flow — law or no law!