Tag: POWER

To Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump, Immigrants Have No Rights

July 12, 2018

People working at a meat distribution warehouse in Brooklyn were tired of working for unsustainable pay without health insurance, paid holidays or overtime pay, so they decided to come together to improve their jobs. Their company immediately threatened and fired individuals for their support of a union, but they persisted in… Read More»

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Post-Debate Fact Check: Exploitation of Immigrant Workers Is a Serious Problem

October 20, 2016

The third and final presidential debate yesterday was short on immigration but did touch on the important topic of exploitation and retaliation against undocumented workers. While the post-debate fact checkers quibble over what extent this occurred on one specific project, we know such retaliation exists and it is a problem.… Read More»

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Fired Tito Contractors Employees Continue the Fight

August 23, 2016

Originally posted on: https://iupat.org/news/fired-tito-contractors-workers-continue-fight/ On Friday, August 19, workers who were fired from Tito Contractors for launching an organizing campaign in 2013 rallied at the company’s Washington, DC headquarters demanding that management deliver back wages and return to the bargaining table to negotiate the collective bargaining agreement that their workers… Read More»

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Victory: Fired Immigrants Vindicated by NLRB

November 13, 2014

UPDATE: In late November, 50 Washington, DC-based immigrant workers employed by Tito Contractors successfully voted for union representation with IUPAT District Council 51. This came on the heels of the an NLRB administrative law judge agreeing that workers were owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back wages in response to… Read More»

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