By Chris Woodward, One News Now
Union leaders are in Atlanta today continuing their push for immigration reform, while right-to-work advocates continue to call the effort hypocritical.
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka claims that “in order to create shared prosperity and a voice for all, we must address our immigration process,” adding that workers without the protections of citizenship are subject to enormous abuse by employers.
Fred Wszolek of the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) points out that is a much different attitude than a few years ago.
“Back in 2007, labor unions helped kill a comprehensive immigration reform proposed by Senator [John] McCain (R-AZ) because they didn’t want any sort of guest-worker program. They didn’t want immigrants coming into the country,” he recalls. “They were as anti-immigration as anyone else.”