Posts Tagged immigrants

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes California domestic workers protection bill


Ai Jen Poo and other organizers from the National Domestic Workers Alliance. 

Because ensuring meal breaks are apparently too much to ask for. AP reports:

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections to an estimated 200,000 caregivers, nannies and house cleaners in California. [...]

Advocates said the legislation, dubbed the Domestic Workers of Bill of Rights, is necessary to protect a primarily female, immigrant workforce from abuse. They were successful in persuading New York lawmakers to pass similar legislation in 2010.

Among other things, the bill would have required that live-in workers be compensated if their rest period was interrupted during an eight-hour ...


Ai Jen Poo and other organizers from the National Domestic Workers Alliance. 

Because ensuring meal breaks are apparently too much to ask for. AP reports:

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had ...

One in four children in the U.S. are being raised in an immigrant family

While 18 million youth in the country have a parent who was not born in the US, a new report shows that the economic, education, and health care access disparities for these kids compared to those with US-born parents is striking. The Foundation for Child Development led the research for the report, here are just a few of their findings:

While 66 percent of children in immigrant families live with at least one securely employed parent (only three percentage points less than children with U.S.-born parents), 30 percent of children in immigrant families still live below the federal poverty level, compared to 19 percent of children with U.S.-born parents. Nearly twice as many children in immigrant families are not covered by ...

While 18 million youth in the country have a parent who was not born in the US, a new report shows that the economic, education, and health care access disparities for these kids compared to ...

The Feministing Five: Jack Stephens

Jack Stephens is quite literally a jack of all trades. He organizes with the anti-imperialist, national democratic organization Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance, or, BAYAN) and has been organizing with them for the past six years. He serves on the executive committee for San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SFCHRP) and also sits on the board for the South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN). He’s worked the graveyard shift full-time as a UPS employee loading trucks for over five years and is the union representative at his work, organized by Teamsters Local 2785. If that list of occupational and volunteer community organizing (and acronyms!) wasn’t enough to exhaust you, he’s also a ...

Jack Stephens is quite literally a jack of all trades. He organizes with the anti-imperialist, national democratic organization Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance, or, BAYAN) and has been organizing with them for the past six ...