As we wrap up 2016, we like many organizations who count low-wage immigrant workers and their families as their base, are planning for the unexpected.
In the last six months, we have worked with almost 500 day laborers and domestic workers, connecting them with jobs, providing ESL classes, fighting wage theft, and providing critical referrals to health and legal services.
In the last year, we fiercely advocated for maintaining the day labor centers funded by the City of L.A. The centers, more than mere hiring halls, also provide space for community leadership development.
Our worker members live and work in Los Angeles, the wage theft capital. Knowing that fact is not enough to fight back and try to prevent future incidents of wage theft from happening. With workers losing over 26 million dollars a week in Los Angeles, it is a problem too big to ignore and be proactive about changing.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2016
Media Contact: Maegan Ortiz, 213-254-8076, Maegan@idepsca.org
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Maegan Ortiz - Executive Director