Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tomorrow, 7 pm: Understanding the future of xenophobia in PA

Along with the Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee and HIAS Pennsylvania, we here at Jobs with Justice want to invite you tojoin us this Thursday for an important panel discussion on the impact of local and state-level immigration reform on our Commonwealth’s economy and politics.

Where: Liberties Bar, 2nd Fl, 705 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia
When: Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 7:00 pm

Babette Josephs, State Representative, 182nd District
Wendell W. Young, IV, President, UFCW Local 1776
David Bennion Esq., Immigration Attorney
Jessica Hyejin Lee, Dream Activist 
Moderated by Judi Bernstein-Baker, Executive Director, HIAS Pennsylvania

Across our country, states and municipalities have proposed and passed dozens of draconian bills and ordinancesthat target undocumented immigrants. Closer to home, Bridgeport and Hazelton have attempted to drive “illegal immigrants” away by giving local law enforcement agencies the power to check citizenship documents and requiring that landlords and employers check immigration status. State Rep Daryl Metcalfe has recently introduced a package of particularly odious bills.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

5:30 pm today @ 1319 Locust St--March with workers protesting Hanhemann's union-busting!

At 5:30 pm today, workers will be marching from 1199c (1319 Locust Street) over to Hanhemann to protest their overt union busting.

As many of you know, healthcare workers from AFSCME 1199c are under attack. Hanhemann, a for-profit hospital in center city, is threatening to completely eliminate 200 certified nurse aides and ICU aides, replacing them with non-union workers.

What do we do? Stand up, fight back!

Let's join them and show our support at this critical moment!