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Immigrant Workers Fight ‘Wage Theft’ in Texas

Immigrant Workers Fight ‘Wage Theft’ in Texas

When construction worker Jose Rivera opened his pay envelope, it was bad news. His employer had paid him only $100 for a 40-hour workweek. When he complained, the employer, a subcontractor, told him the contract for the job paid less, so workers had to accept less. Some of Rivera’s younger co-workers were so demoralized they [...]
Minimum Wage Law in San Diego Could go Before Voters  San Diego’s minimum wage law – which would increase hourly pay to $11.50 per in 2017 – is now on hold after opponents on Thursday submitted enough signatures to trigger a possible referendum, in which the issue would go before voters for a decision.  The San Diego City Council will decide on Monday whether [...]
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Grants and Guides for Jobless Issued by U.S.WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing $170 million in grants divided among 23 work projects across the country that aim to reduce the number of long-term unemployed Americans. Administration officials said that while the number of workers who are jobless for more than 26 weeks has declined, it remains at a historic high [...]
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Group Criticizes U.S. Delay to Help Domestic Workers  The U.S. Department of Labor will postpone enforcing minimum wage and overtime protections for the country’s nearly 2 million domestic workers until July, skipping the implementation date of Jan. 1, 2015, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) reported late Tuesday.  The late news out of Washington, D.C. prompted the Hispanic civil rights and [...]
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New Calif. Law Holds Employers More Accountable  People working in California – and especially those in the agriculture industry – will gain new protections in January that hold companies directly accountable for labor provided on their property, thanks to a new law signed on Sunday.  Gov. Jerry Brown approved AB 1897, which its sponsor, Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, hailed as a way [...]
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L.A. Hotel Workers Celebrate Higher Pay, Leaving PovertyAmid cheers from labor and community supporters, 12 of the 15 Los Angeles City Council members voted on Sept. 24 in favor of an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for workers in large hotels to $15.37 per hour. The measure will apply to hotels with 300 rooms or more beginning in July 2015, [...]
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Pregnant Workers Need Safeguards, Lawmakers Tell CourtWASHINGTON (AP) — More than 120 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court last week to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it’s needed to ensure that expecting mothers are not forced out of their jobs. In a friend-of-the-court brief, the Democratic lawmakers — 99 from the [...]
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Tip Campaign for Marriott Hotel Housekeepers BeginsNEW YORK (AP) — Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called “The Envelope Please,” begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Some [...]
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‘Paycheck Fairness Act’ Hits Wall in U.S. Senate – Again  WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill on Monday aimed at pressuring employers to pay women the same as men, a vote Democrats knew they would lose but scheduled in hopes of attracting support from female voters in November’s elections.  GOP senators blocked the legislation in April and with the support of [...]
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Millions Win Paid Sick Leave Under New Calif. LawFamilies, labor advocates and national leaders are celebrating a new California state law that provides paid sick leave to up to 6.5 million workers, including fast-food employees, farmworkers and domestic workers. Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which covers about 40 percent of the Golden State’s workforce, [...]
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