Michigan Working Families and Immigration Advocates Mobilize Today To Call for Immigrant and Workers' Rights

Participants demand roadmap to citizenship, strong worker protections, and an end to deportations

May 01, 2013, 12:30 ET from Michigan AFSCME Council 25

DETROIT, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of working people gathered today at Clark Park to commemorate May 1 and rally for the rights of all workers, regardless of where they were born.

Immigrant families, students, union members and their allies in the civil rights, faith and progressive communities commemorated the legacy of May Day and demanded a roadmap to citizenship and strong worker protections. Participants also called for an immediate end to deportations for those eligible for a roadmap to citizenship.

Today's rally was organized by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Metro Detroit AFL-CIO, Michigan United, SEIU, UAW Local 6000,

Albert Garrett, President for AFSCME Council 25 stated "we will have a road map to citizenship in 2013. Our work will not stop until we accomplish that goal."

The statewide labor movement stands united in support for commonsense immigration reform.  AFSCME and the one million families and retirees it represents are committed to fighting for justice for all working people, regardless of where they were born.

SOURCE Michigan AFSCME Council 25