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Second labor trafficking lawsuit against Walter and Carolyn Schumacher and their businesses filed by former “cross-cultural exchange” workers

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (June 15, 2018) — Workers recruited from Jamaica and other countries to work in hospitality businesses in … Continue reading “Second labor trafficking lawsuit against Walter and Carolyn Schumacher and their businesses filed by former “cross-cultural exchange” workers”

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Statement of Joan Graff on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a stunning decision, taking away the ability of workers to band together collectively to … Continue reading “Statement of Joan Graff on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis”

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LAAW Lawsuit Exposes Vulnerabilities of Resident Managers: When Asking for Wages Effectively Leads to Your Eviction

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. San Francisco (March 21, 2018) — In San Francisco’s astronomically expensive housing market, legislators and housing activists have worked hard … Continue reading “LAAW Lawsuit Exposes Vulnerabilities of Resident Managers: When Asking for Wages Effectively Leads to Your Eviction”

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LAAW President Joan Graff Receives “Woman of the Year” Award at State Capitol

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. (Sacramento, CA) – During the State Assembly’s Woman of the Year celebration at the State Capitol today, Assemblymember Phil Ting … Continue reading “LAAW President Joan Graff Receives “Woman of the Year” Award at State Capitol”

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LAAW Program Supporting Parents in the Workplace Receives Prestigious $300,000 Grant from the Aspen Institute

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. San Francisco (February 21, 2018) — Legal Aid at Work (LAAW) has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Aspen … Continue reading “LAAW Program Supporting Parents in the Workplace Receives Prestigious $300,000 Grant from the Aspen Institute”

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New Legal Clinic for Low-Wage Workers Opens in San Bernardino

Legal Aid at Work and the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino Team Up to Provide Free Legal Services in the Inland Empire

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. (San Bernardino, CA, February 6, 2018) — The Workers’ Right Clinic, devoted to addressing the employment issues of low-wage workers, … Continue reading “New Legal Clinic for Low-Wage Workers Opens in San Bernardino”

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At 90, Air Force veteran Helen James, finally gets her honorable discharge decades after the military expelled her for being a lesbian

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.   Sixty-three years after the Air Force forced her out in disgrace for being a lesbian, Helen Grace James, age … Continue reading “At 90, Air Force veteran Helen James, finally gets her honorable discharge decades after the military expelled her for being a lesbian”

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Owner Of U.S.-Based Fishing Vessel Agrees To Precedent-Setting Settlement Over Allegations Of Human Trafficking, Abusive Labor Practices

After federal lawsuit alleged seamen were subjected to human trafficking and forced labor, ship’s owner agrees to new precedent-setting policies for informing workers of their rights under U.S. law

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. SAN FRANCISCO – Two Indonesian men have settled their claims against an American fishing boat captain whom they allege subjected … Continue reading “Owner Of U.S.-Based Fishing Vessel Agrees To Precedent-Setting Settlement Over Allegations Of Human Trafficking, Abusive Labor Practices”

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Janitorial worker sues CleanNet, claiming widespread wage and hour, labor trafficking violations

"I lost my time, my money, my business, and my dream.” — plaintiff Luis Castillo

Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en Inglés Estadounidense. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Luis Castillo, who worked as a janitor for CleanNet under a purported “franchise agreement,” filed a lawsuit today on behalf … Continue reading “Janitorial worker sues CleanNet, claiming widespread wage and hour, labor trafficking violations”

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