Thank you, Brother Mike [Louis] for that warm introduction and I want to thank you for inviting me to your convention. It’s great to be here in St. Louis—and I’m grateful to be here at such a critical time for Missouri, for our nation and for our movement.
Just 13, and Working Risky 12-Hour Shifts in the Tobacco Fields
By STEVEN GREENHOUSESEPT. 6, 2014
Saray Cambray Alvarez, 13, tries to avoid nicotine dripping from plants in fields where she works.
After winning the Governor’s seat in Wisconsin in 2010, Republican Scott Walker, with the support of the Republican Wisconsin legislature, comprehensively ripped up union contracts and cut pay for workers in Wisconsin.
The Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly is the AFL-CIO central labor organization for the Illinois counties of McLean, Livingston, Logan and DeWitt. The Livingston & McLean Counties Building & Trades Council covers construction trade unions for those two counties.