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APALA, Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO 3 Day Organizing

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Alameda Labor Council, and the AFL-CIO is proud to host a 3-Day Organizing Institute Program on September 5 – 7 in the Bay Area. The OI is intended to train APA rank and file members, community allies, students and young leaders to become effective union organizers.

The purpose of the Organizing Institute is to train Asian Pacific Islander (API) member activists and member organizers in basic organizing skills. If you are looking to train member activists to work on internal or external organizing campaigns, we encourage you to send your members to the training.

Participants will learn:

One on One Communication Skills             How to Move Workers to Take Action

Leadership ID and Development                                    Internal/External Organizing Campaign Techniques

Registration for the training may be completed on the OI website at http://www.AFLCIO.org/OI Participants must be pre-registered for the training by August 22nd. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted. All fees must be paid by August 29th, unless other arrangements are made in advance. We are not able to accept personal checks. Checks should be made payable to the Secretary Treasurer of the AFL-CIO. All fees and sponsorship forms should be sent to Gail Tapscott at 815 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006.


All Students Count Day of Action

The All Students Count Act is a bill from Congressmember Mike Honda that would require State Education Agencies (State Departments of Education) to report disaggregated data at the K-12 levels for their annual state report cards based on the 2010 Census. It would divide the Asian American ethnic group into: Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Other Asian (fill in the blank).Similarly, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) data would be broken into: Native Hawaiian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Samoan, and Other Pacific Islander (fill in the blank).The legislation would also allow for the cross-tabulation of gender and disability (ex. Female-identified Vietnamese student).

On July 23rd, 2014 AALDEF, APALA, JACL, OCA, National Women’s Law Center, and SEARAC are hosted a rally for the All Students Count Act. Students, educators, and the community, concerned about public education in the United States, came together for better data collection and reporting to better support students and better reflect the incredible diversity of our country.