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CWA Supports Immigration Bill

CWA and CASA de Maryland members participated in the first U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing for S. 744, a bill outlining comprehensive immigration reform last Friday. The hearings continued this week as on Monday with a full day of testimonies on favor of immigration reform. On Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified in favor of comprehensive reform, arguing that bringing 11 million people out of the shadows would strengthen the country’s security.

On May 1, there will be rallies across the country to show support for immigration reform. Find events in your area here: http://local.americawantstowork.org/mayday

 

Fix the Senate Now Urges Filibuster Reform Revival

Fix the Senate Now, a coalition of more than 70 progressive and labor groups, is renewing its call for Senate rules reform. The continued GOP obstruction of presidential nominees and important legislation makes it clear that real change – not just another unenforceable gentlemen’s agreement – is needed soon.

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Serious MOMentum for Paid Sick Days

Did you know that more than 4 in 10 private-sector employees do not have paid sick days? Workers are standing up and fighting back, along with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who just introduced a bill that would allow workers to earn seven paid sick days a year.

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