The following was written by Jorge Ramirez, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor.
One positive side effect of Congress passing comprehensive
immigration reform would be an increase in workplace safety and a
reduction in the staggering number of fatalities, injuries and illnesses
suffered by workers on the job in the United States.
over the most sweeping reform to our nation’s immigration system
provides added significance as we honor Workers Memorial Day on April
28, remembering those who were killed, injured or became seriously ill
because of their job.
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