(This story has been updated with more specifics about the federal complaint. The Flushing Workers Center says this is a discrimination complaint and not a complaint about back wages, as we originally reported.)
A federal complaint has been filed against a Flushing, New York restaurant accused of discriminating against … Read more
A free legal clinic in Philadelphia is working to recover wages stolen from Asian American immigrant workers.
Newsworks reports Community Legal Services is offering free legal clinics to workers who may not even be aware they are being victimized.
“The challenge is getting the client to feel comfortable enough to come … Read more
Two articles written in AsAmNews have drawn the ire of New York Assemblyperson Ron Kim, who in 2012 became the first Korean American ever elected in New York State. The articles questioned whether contributions from the nail salon industry to Kim’s campaign had caused him to “flip … Read more
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB1066, the bill that will give equal rights to farmworkers in terms of overtime pay. The signing Monday came just a few days after the 51st anniversary of the start of the 1965 Grape Strike (Sept. 9), one of the most … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Larry Itilong and Cesar Chavez, the late founders of the United Farm Workers, would have been pleased.
The California Assembly passed AB1066 – the bill that gives farmworkers the same overtime rights as other workers. If signed, it would be the first in the nation. All that it needs to make it
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
Asian Americans will be more multiracial, more American-born and greater in numbers in 2040, according to volume 1 of the AAPI Nexus Journal released yesterday.
The community is expected to remain the fastest growing population in the country, increasing by 74% over the next 25 years. Pacific Islanders will … Read more
Many past employees of the nation’s largest Chinese language newspaper will get on average $19,000 each in a settlement of a lawsuit over overtime, meals and rest breaks, reports the China Post.
The lawsuit which was filed in 2004 on behalf of reporters,sales and production staff of the Chinese Daily was settled by the … Read more
By Ed Diokno
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled in favor of two Asian American nurses who filed a complaint against their former employer, Huntington Hospital, claiming they were fired for their efforts to unionize.
The decision by the NLRB means that Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, … Read more