Writing Across Borders
After her husband was murdered while working as a journalist in the Philippines, Marivir Montebon arrived in the United States seeking political asylum with the hope of finding a better, safer life for herself, and for her daughter who arrived two years later.
“I always thought of a green card as a second birth certificate—a second life,” Montebon says.
When she presents at the Writing Across Borders Conference in New York on June 1, Montebon will join other women and people of color on a panel to tell their stories about escaping abuse, oppression and the legacy of slavery. See more.
Amidst the May 21st election results there is an important story that must be told. It's the story of working people running for office and being elected to lead their communities. Up and down the state, union members who work in the public and the private sector, who are currently working and those who are retired, who have served before and those who are stepping up for the first time, won their elections.
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May Day 2013
2013 Workers Memorial Day
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Organizing Press Conference
Union members across Oregon are trying something new - and it's working. Oregon has seen union membership increase most of the last five years, even as states across the country see more and more unorganized workers struggling to make ends meet. But union members in Oregon decided they needed to do more to help workers who were interested in forming a union on the job.
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