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Victory: McDonald’s Guilty of Wage Theft

February 19, 2014

Last year, we publicized the brave protests and strikes the National Guestworker Alliance (NGA) and student guestworkers organized to blow the whistle on retaliation and labor abuse suffered at the hands of McDonald’s restaurants in Pennsylvania. The students, who paid $3,000 to $4,000 for their ‘cultural-exchange’ visas, were shocked to… Read More»

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Victory: Jamaican Guestworkers Fighting Abuse Secure ICE Neutrality

October 4, 2013

Jamaican guestworkers fighting against labor abuse  won a breakthrough pledge from federal immigration authorities not to collude with their employer in deporting them. These guestworkers came to Florida to clean condos this summer and were alarmed at what they experienced — extremely unsafe living conditions and many reported working without… Read More»

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United Worker Congress Sends Delegation to India

February 20, 2013

  During the last two weeks of February, the United Workers Congress (UWC) is sending a small delegation to India, including three representatives from Jobs with Justice. The purpose of the trip is to introduce the United Workers Congress as a growing platform projecting the voices of workers not protected… Read More»

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United Workers Congress Response to Latest Immigration Proposal from President Obama January 29, 2013 and the Senate proposal from January 28, 2013

January 31, 2013

Cross-posted from the United Workers Congress The United Workers Congress is encouraged that the Senate’s announcement and President Obama’s statement on immigration this week mark the long-awaited beginning of the country’s immigration reform. Our members have fought for decades to protect the rights of low wage, undocumented workers who were… Read More»

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