BTS 9/3/07: Labor Day

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Tonight we celebrate labor on this Labor Day, looking at its renewed vigor as well as the struggles labor faces in today’s political and economic climate.

We begin with the lawsuit brought by the AFL-CIIO and the ACLU against the US Department of Homeland Security to block its planned crackdown on employers who hire undocumented workers. We’ll speak to Ana Avendaño, Director of the AFL-CIO Immigrant Workers Program.

Then we talk to Jerry Tucker, former UAW International Executive Board Member about the issues facing the auto industry, health care and what is needed for a renewed and vigorous movement.

Read More for info on tonight's guests:

1. Ana Avendano is associate general counsel of the AFL-CIO Immigrant Workers Program.

2. Jerry Tucker is a former International UAW Executive Board Member, a founder of the New Directions Movement, and currently a co-convener of the new Center for Labor Renewal and coordinator of the national Solidarity Education Center.