APALA Convention: “We Are One” march and rally in Oakland

On Friday, July 22 at 11:30 a.m. a rally and march in downtown Oakland to highlight the contract fights and other issues our working families are facing will be co-sponsored by the Alameda Labor Council and APALA.

This will be an important opportunity to highlight the issues facing workers in Alameda County and nationwide.

Hundreds of labor leaders and community members will march to City Hall in the name of a fair economy — one that holds everyone accountable, including the banks and the wealthiest Americans. They will be calling out for a commitment to far-reaching economic reform and to provide better opportunities for all workers.

“Shared sacrifice is the conversation we all should be having,” said Luisa Blue, President of APALA. “For too long, we have seen trickle-down economics fail. It’s time to rebuild a healthy working and middle class.”

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis be speaking at the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO convention on July 22 at the Marriott City Center.

Other distinguished speakers include Congressman Mike Honda, California State Controller John Chiang, Board of Equalization Chair Betty Yee, Assemblyman Warren Furutani, and Assemblyman Mike Eng. Labor leaders like AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee Saunders, and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry will be speaking throughout the conference.

WHEN: Friday, July 22, 2011
10:00 a.m. Keynote speech by DOL Secretary Hilda L. Solis
11:30 a.m. March to Oakland City Hall led by AFL-CIO Secretary.

WHERE: Marriott Oakland City Center, 1001 Broadway (between 10th& 11th), Oakland CA 94607

Founded in 1992, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA) is the first and only national organization for Asian Pacific American union members.

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