Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Trade Unions in the Americas Demand Humane Responses for Forced Migrants from Haiti

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

In response to the escalating humanitarian crisis for Haitians and other forced migrants, Fred Redmond, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, vice president of the United Steelworkers (USW) and president of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas, issued a statement: “As a labor movement fighting for democracy, racial justice, the rule of law, and human and trade union rights, our unions will continue to push our governments to do right by the Haitian people and by all working people in the Americas. We will also continue to organize for mutual aid and defense, and take action to help Haitians and other forced migrants access the support and protections they need and deserve.”