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Legal Clinic Battles Wage Theft from Asian Immigrant Workers

posted by Randall
Philadelphia Chinatown

Photo by Tim Wilson

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

Bad Ass Asians

Queens Assemblyperson Ron Kim to AsAmNews: “I Have Never Changed My Stance” on Nail Salon Reform

posted by ShirleyNLew

Nail salonBy Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

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

Chinese American

California Governor Brown Signs Overtime Bills for Farmworkers & Domestic Workers

posted by Louis Chan

Farmworkers ProtestBy Ed Diokno & Louis Chan (AsAmNews National Correspondent)

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

Community Issues

Historic Bill Giving Farmworkers Overtime Equity Goes to Governor

posted by Randall

Farmworkers fight for Overtime Pay

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

Read more

Bad Ass Asians

California Legislators Fast for Farmworkers’ Overtime

posted by Randall

Rob Bonta

Rob Bonta

By Ed Diokno
Eight hours a day is a typical workday for most of us. Forty hours a week is the standard for most workweeks. Anything more than that constitutes overtime with pay commensurate with the extra work.


But … not for farmworkers!


Amazing, right? It’s 2016!


Harvesting your … Read more


AAPI Nexus Journal Projects State of Asian America in 2040

posted by Randall

AAPI Nexus Journal

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

Chinese American

China Post: Large Chinese Language Paper Settles Labor Lawsuit

posted by Randall

China DailyMany 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

Bad Ass Asians

Feds Side with Filipino American Nurses Fired from California Hospital

posted by Randall
Huntington Hospital Nurses

Nurses Vicki Lin and Aliysha Almada

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

Community Issues

NDTV: Indian Workers Win $20 Million in Labor Trafficking Case

posted by Randall
Hurricane Katrina

A Texas Army National Guard Blackhawk black deposits a 6,000 pound-plus bag of sand and gravel on-target, Sunday, September 4, 2005as work progresses to close the breach in the 17th Street Canal, New Orleans. (U.S. Army Corp of Engineers photo by Alan Dooley)

Some 200 Indian workers have won a $20 million dollar settlement from … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Business Standard: Indian Workers exploited after Katrina win $14M in human trafficking case

posted by Randall

Hurricane KatrinaFive Indian men who say they were lured to the United States and forced to work under inhumane conditions have been awarded $14 million by a US court in a human trafficking case, reports the Business Standard.

A federal court jury in New Orleans found Alabama-based Signal International guilty of labor trafficking, fraud, racketeering … Read more


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