That’s Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay. On the latest edition of the AFL-CIO’s “State of the Unions” podcast, she talks about her journey from undocumented immigrant from Mexico City to a proud U.S. citizen of six years and what the American labor movement has meant to her…
(audio) "The thing that I love about being part of the union movement is that I've learned a lot from the labor movement. I've learned to love and respect other people, and the people who have mentored me and have seen that a young immigrant woman with an accent can actually be an agent of change in her community, and for that I am deeply grateful. To be able to speak on behalf of people across the state, to meet them, to learn their stories, it;s a big commitment and I'm blessed to serve the working people of Texas in this capacity, and I know the union movement can truly change the lives of people and I want to share that with as many people as I can."
Listen to “State of the Unions” wherever you get your favorite podcasts.
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In today’s labor history, on this date in 1983, Phelps-Dodge copper miners in Morenci and Clifton Arizona were confronted by tanks, helicopters, and more than 700 state troopers and National Guardsmen brought in to walk strikebreakers through picketlines in what was to become a failed three-year fight by the Steelworkers and other unions.
Today’s labor quote is by Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, who said:
“I am glad to see that a system of labor prevails under which laborers can strike when they want to. … I like the system which lets a man quit when he wants and wish it might prevail everywhere.”
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