Press Release

House Bill a Step Closer to Equal Rights for All Working People

In response to passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement: 

Today’s vote shows once again that when we fight together, we can win together. Passage of this historic bill in the House is a victory for solidarity over fear and for empowerment over vilification. The Senate should take it up immediately and without modification. Our entire workforce benefits when people are able to live and work without fear in our country, and we will all be harmed if vital workers are needlessly stripped of their rights.

The fight is far from over. America’s unions will continue to push for comprehensive immigration reforms and a broad path to citizenship for all of the millions of people whose labor helps our country prosper. 

Contact: John Weber (202) 637-5018