The New Orleans Advocate recently reported on immigration raids in the metro area that are sparking both fear and protest. “People in southern Louisiana should especially understand the need for immigration reform, said [Susan] Weishar [migration specialist of the Jesuit Social Research Institute], noting that a 2006 study found that more than half of the workforce rebuilding the region after Hurricane Katrina was Latino and that half of those workers were undocumented.”
“Erika Zucker, a policy advocate at Loyola’s Workplace Justice Project, which helps low-wage workers collect their wages, said the raids make undocumented workers less likely to assert their right to be paid for work they’ve done.” Find the full story here.
Stolen overtime wages were recovered for a group of Latino workers in the amount of $20,000 by the Loyola University Wage Claim Clinic.
Read the full article by our Education Coordinator, Miranda Stramel, in English or Spanish on the el Tiempo website here.
The Workplace Justice Project is working together with Puentes New Orleans and the Good Work Network to present an educational workshop for local contractors. The workshop is free of charge and includes interpretation for Spanish speakers.
It will take place on Wednesday January 30th, from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at The Chase Incubator, 2028 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113
If interested, please register by clicking here or by calling Miranda Stramel at 504-861 5571.
We will be presenting a workshop on Worker’s rights and wage theft prevention strategies as part of the NO/AIDS Taskforce’s Life Skills Series. The workshop will take place on:
Wednesday, July 25th from 11:00am-12:30pm at2601 Tulane Ave, 2nd Floor Conference room
All are welcome to attend!