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14 Mar Let’s Play Ball!

Join the Orange County Labor Federation for a fun evening at the ballpark! ANGELS  VS  DODGERS THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017  |  7 PM Ticket Price:  $24 (includes a voucher for a small hotdog and soda) Seating Location:  Right Field MVP Purchase your tickets now, call George Doctorian at 714.385.1534 *Ticket orders and payment must be received by March 29 at 4 PM See you at the ballgame! FLYER...

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 FUNDAMENTALS IN ORGANIZING The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute trains member activists and staff in basic organizing skills. We welcome National AFL-CIO affiliated labor organizations to sponsor talented members to attend our next 3-Day training in basic organizing in Orange County, California. Send your most passionate labor activists to learn these valuable tools for your next union organizing campaign! Click here to download our training flyer. WHEN: January 27-29, 2017 WHERE: Orange County Employee Association 830 N. Ross St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 COST: $150 includes training materials and meals. Other costs, such as hotel stays, lost time, and travel are the responsibility of the sponsoring union. OI 3-Day Training Agenda: One-on-One Communication Skills How to Move Workers to Take Action Leadership ID and Development Internal/External Organizing Campaign Techniques OI 3-DAY SCHEDULE: Fri: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am- 7:00 pm Sun: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm Union Members, to apply to a training, click here. Nonunion Members, to apply to a training, click here. Deadline to register is Friday, January 13, 2017. Afterwards registrants are placed on a ‘wait list’ and attendance is subject to availability. Payment is due at the time of application. -If billed after the training, a late fee will be assessed. -Fees must be paid in full and no personal checks please. -Make checks payable to the Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO. Send payment to: Camille West-Eversley AFL-CIO Organizing Department 815 16th St., NW Washington, DC 20006 WHAT'S NEXT? A packet with an agenda and training materials will be sent to the registered email a week prior to the training. __________________________________________________________________ REGISTRATION QUESTIONS? Camille West-Eversley 1-800-848-3021 TRAINING QUESTIONS? Patricia Recinos (626) 318-4592...

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12 Nov Immigrants gripped by deportation fears with Trump election

Immigrants gripped by deportation fears with Trump election By ASTRID GALVAN and AMY TAXIN, Associated Press THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STATEMENT OF NEWS VALUES AND PRINCIPLES PHOENIX (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump launched his candidacy on an anti-immigrant sentiment and has vowed to repeal a key Obama administration program that shields hundreds of thousands of people from deportation. Now, many immigrants in the country illegally, or with relatives who are, fear deportation and separation from their families. In immigrant-heavy areas like Los Angeles and Phoenix, activists are scrambling to provide informational meetings for immigrants to help them protect themselves from deportation. Others want legal immigrants to apply for citizenship so they can eventually obtain legal status for relatives. "The more we can naturalize people and stabilize our families and root our communities the better," said Julio Perez, executive director of California's Orange County Labor Federation, which is sponsoring naturalization events in response to the election. Here are stories from some immigrants who fear what a Trump presidency could bring. WORKING NOW BUT FEARING DEPORTATION Thirty-two-year-old Karina Ruiz is one of 741,000 immigrants benefiting from the program launched by President Barack Obama called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. It allows young adults to get work permits, social security numbers and protects them from deportation. The Phoenix mother of three says deferred action allowed her to work and graduate with a biochemistry degree from Arizona State University in 2015. She hopes to be a pharmacist one day. But Trump has promised to end DACA, and Ruiz fears she could be sent to Mexico and separated from her U.S.-born children. "I'm not giving up DACA so easily, not going down without a fight," Ruiz said. WORRIED PARENTS WILL BE SENT TO MEXICO Michael Nazario, a 27-year-old community activist from Phoenix, is shielded by DACA and married to an American citizen, which should allow him to get permanent residency soon. He came to the U.S. with his parents illegally when he was three and didn't find out about his legal status until he tried to enlist in the Marine Corps and could not do so without a social security card. All four of Nazario's siblings were born in the U.S. and his parents would probably have been eligible to stay under an expansion of Obama's DACA program called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans. But the program was challenged in court and never went into effect. Trump also opposes it. Nazario said a grassroots effort to make sure the program stays in place is now necessary to ensure his parents can stay in Phoenix. "I feel bothered by this election but it only inspires me to just keep going forward because what's at stake is not only my deferred action but my family as well, my father, my mother and the 11 million immigrants all across the country," Nazario said. ASPIRING LAWYER FEARS DEPORTATION TO SOUTH KOREA Matt Lee's parents brought him on a tourist visa to Southern California from South Korea when he was 13. Now 25, he has a college biology degree and wants to attend law school so he can become a patent lawyer. He was among the first to apply for the DACA program and now works legally, helping other South Koreans fill out immigration forms. But his dreams of becoming a lawyer are clouded by Trump's vow to get rid of DACA. Other young immigrants have told him they fear they will be tracked down for deportation because the federal government has their names and addresses, courtesy of their DACA applications. One mother said she is pulling her daughter out of a study abroad program in China to get the daughter back into the U.S. before Trump takes office, Lee said. "People are not sure if Trump will definitely carry out what he said because it is a crazy idea," he said. "Now the crazy idea of him being elected — that happened. Nothing is certain." NO GREEN CARD WITHOUT A RETURN TO MEXICO Dora Rodriguez has lived in the U.S. illegally for 27 years but has still managed to raise her two U.S.-born children and work at a money transfer business in Santa Ana, California. More than 75 percent of the city's residents are Latino, and nearly half of them were born abroad. Rodriguez said her daughter is now an adult, and could sponsor Rodriguez for permanent residency. But Rodriguez, in her 40s, would have to return to Mexico to apply and risk staying there for years to get her papers, leaving behind her teenage son in the U.S. She remembers anti-immigration sentiment in the 1990s in California but that didn't get her deported. She said she doubted much would end up changing under a Trump presidency. "When (former California Governor) Pete Wilson was here, I heard the same ...

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05 Nov GOTV Time!

Join your union siblings from the Orange County Labor Federation to get our endorsed candidates elected! OCLF will be open Saturday - Sunday from 9 AM t0 8 PM and Monday - Tuesday 8 AM - 8 PM. Take Action and Get The Vote Out!  ...

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28 Sep AMIN DAVID – A Celebration of His Life & Legacy!

AMIN DAVID - A Celebration of His Life & Legacy! Please join us to celebrate Amin's incredible life, his journey, and his legacy! WHEN:  Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m. Special Tribute WHERE:  Anaheim High School, Cook Auditorium, 811 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805 HOW:  If you can, we ask that you wear a Guayabera or rebozo in honor of Amin! WHAT:  At the event, you will have the opportunity to write a personal note or record a brief video message that will be shared with Amin’s family. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided to complement this celebration. We look forward to seeing you, your loved ones and friends! RSVP  ...

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29 Jul Put an End to Unequal Treatment of Farm Workers!

Since 1938, farm workers have been denied overtime pay that every other worker gets feeding America. Truck drivers, food processors, grocery workers and restaurant workers all handle the food farm workers harvest, yet farm workers are the only ones denied overtime pay when they work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. Join the UFW to support overtime pay for farm workers! When:     Monday, August 1, 2016 Time:      12:00 PM Where:    2400 East Katella Ave., Suite 640 Anaheim, CA 92806 For more information, call Michelle Teran at 714.717.0633  ...

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