Emmelle Israel is the Western Region Field Communications Coordinator of the AFL-CIO


Empowering Working People in the West: AFL-CIO Holds Third Regional Meeting of 2018

AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre welcomed nearly 400 labor leaders and activists to his home state of California for the AFL-CIO Western District meeting this week. Gebre emphasized the importance of the actions attendees are taking to empower working people in the West, saying, “Our movement is at its best when we work from the grassroots up, not from D.C. down.”

11 Days for 11 Million — From L.A. to Bakersfield, Fighting for Immigration Reform

Emmelle Israel

On International Human Rights Day, business and labor came together to make a statement: Economic opportunity is a human right.

Nearly seventy union members travelled from Los Angeles to join small business and community leaders in Bakersfield to tell Rep. Kevin McCarthy that without comprehensive immigration reform, too many immigrant workers are taken advantage of and are denied the opportunity to truly make a better life for themselves and their families.