For immediate release
June 20, 2018
The Working Families United coalition deplores enforcement-only tactics that put a target on the backs of hardworking people. As the alarming pattern of worksite raids continues to escalate in scale and frequency, we stand strong in solidarity with all working families affected by these punitive strategies.
This week’s arrests in Ohio hit particularly close to home, as we see our union brothers and sisters shackled and separated from their loved ones. UFCW is a founding member of our coalition, and their fight is our fight. We will not rest until these workers are safe and we have achieved just immigration reform for all those whose labor helps our country to prosper.
Working Families United is a major immigration campaign organization founded in November 2017 between partners UNITE HERE, IUPAT, UFCW, Iron Workers, and Bricklayers with backing of the AFL-CIO. The member unions of Working Families United represent tens of thousands of immigrant workers on TPS across America, working in hospitality, construction, and trades.