Council FIRE Shines at Puerto Rico Human Rights Conference

The IAMAW Human Rights conference was held October 8-11 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The gathering included about 400 activists from across North America.  Every major Human Rights constituency from the house of Labor was represented by their leadership, and Council FIRE was proud to be included.  All of these organizations are devoted to the mission of education, healthcare, dignity Read more

The Unity Statement: The American Immigrant and Interfaith Movement Welcomes Pope Francis

As members of the immigration movement we are proud to welcome His Holiness, Pope Francis, to America. Like many people of faith around the world, we have been inspired by the Pope’s message of recognition and call for justice and dignity for all people, including immigrants. Pope Francis’ visit to the United States comes at a critical time when, again, Read more

And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders’ Voices I Power I Promise

Congratulations!!!! Three A. Philip Randolph Institute members (Dr. L. Toni Lewis, Pierrette Talley, Robin Williams) and President Clayola Brown were highlighted in the "Still I Rise" presentation at the AFL-CIO highlighting the accomplishments and work of African American Women in the Labor Movement. View Link: And Still I Rise And Still I Rise is a part of The Black Worker Initiative, a bold Read more

APRI National President Clayola Brown and AFT President Randi Weingarten Participate in “Souls to the Polls”

National A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) President Clayola Brown and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten will join the APRI Miami Dade Chapter's "Souls to the Polls" march and rally in Miami, Florida on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The event will take place at 1pm at the African-American Heritage Cultural Center,6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami, FL 33142. For additional Read more

APRI National, Greater Washington, and Baltimore Chapters Hit the Phone Bank!

On Wednesday October 22nd, members of the Greater Washington and Baltimore Chapters of APRI joined the national office in assisting the AFL-CIO in their GOTV efforts. Members participated in the AFL-CIO's phone bank in an effort to inform our fellow voters about the opportunities for early voting and to remind them to Get Out To Vote on November 4th!   Read more

Health Care for All Information Project: New Polls on Health Care (US & CA)

Health Care for All Information Project: New Polls on Health Care (US & CA)           IN THIS ISSUE FULL TEXT 1) Health Care and 2008 : Country Ready for 'Universal Health Care' Debate Again     By Democracy Corps    Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Democracy Corps and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner have completed a comprehensive study of the most important domestic issue of Read more