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Tag Results for "Workers Rights"

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination by Farmland

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against Farmland Foods Inc., a major producer of pork products in the United States, alleging that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary documentary requirements on non-U.S. citizens when establishing their authority to work in the United States. Farmland Foods, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc., is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. continue reading »

Two Indicted in Kentucky on Conspiracy and Harboring of Undocumented Bolivian National for Gain

Javier Arce, 58, and Cristina Mier Arce, 55, were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy and harboring of an undocumented Bolivian national for their financial gain, the Justice Department announced today. continue reading »

Workers of Color Dominate Domestic Services but Lack Union Rights

An estimated 2.5 million people work every year in domestic services, helping us take care of our children, cleaning our homes, and caring for our aging parents and grandparents, but without protections or basic workers’ rights. continue reading »

Declarations Protecting Guatemalan & Nicaraguan Migrant Workers’ Rights While Working in US Signed

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Guatemalan Ambassador Francisco Villagran De Leon and Nicaraguan Ambassador Francisco Campbell today signed declarations that will make it easier to protect the rights of Guatemalan and Nicaraguan citizens who work in the United States. continue reading »

Mexicans and Jews Fight for the Rights of Immigrant Mercado Workers

An estimated 10,000 mercado workers work in the Bay Area and most are recent immigrants from Latin America and Asia. Workers lack proper meal and rest breaks, earn poverty wages, and often endure abuse. Benefits such as paid vacations and holidays, medical coverage, and pension plans are practically nonexistent. Overtime and double-time pay violations are common. continue reading »