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May 14, 2013

UFCW, Food Manufacturers form alliance on Senate immigration bill

The United Food & Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and the Food Manufacturers Immigration Coalition (FMIC), including NCC, today announced their partnership on comprehensive immigration reform in a letter sent to the Senate "Gang of Eight," praising them for their efforts on S. 744. The labor-business coalition is also seeking improvements to the Senate bill in the areas of visa allocation and employment verification. "We write in support of the comprehensive immigration reform process and thank you for your critical and constructive efforts in support of this legislation," says the letter signed by UFCW International President Joe Hansen and Barry Carpenter of FMIC. The labor-business coalition said they support the Senate bill’s provisions to establish a roadmap to citizenship, protect family based immigration, promote smart, effective border enforcement, implement a workable, transparent employment verification system, and create an occupational visa for non-seasonal, permanent positions. Read More

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