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  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Tower Car Wash Gets Busted Withholding $500K From Immigrant Workers; Keeps City Contract

    Today, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced that Tower Car Wash has agreed to pay workers $500,000 in back wages for unfair legal practices. Those practices were certainly insidious: For almost four years, employees at Tower arrived at work then waited in a windowless room until their bosses dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    S.F. Contractor Accused of Stiffing Workers Gets Slapped with Felony Charges

    The People vs. Danny Ho. Literally. ​Criminal charges finally caught up to faux-contractor Danny Ho today when he was arraigned in Superior Court for allegedly posing as a contractor and the not paying his workers.Ho has a storied past among Bay Area day laborers dating back to 2008 when a band of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Tom Ammiano Mangles Profane Spanish at Unique Immigration Rally (PICS)

    Tom, what are you saying?​As promised, San Franciscans came out against Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law today, in a protest also aimed at the federal identification program known as Secure Communities ("S-COMM for short"). A picturesque group positioned in front of the Federal Buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Immigration Activists Set to Rally Downtown Tomorrow

    Jerry, we have a complaint! ​Buoyed by a federal judge's decision to block the "papers please" components of the Arizona immigration law that goes into effect tomorrow, San Francisco activists and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano are now turning their wrath on California Attorney General Jerry Brown. At a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Peruvian Woman Files Suit In S.F. District Court, Alleges Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

    Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum Meanwhile, in Walnut Creek...  Peruvian citizen Zoraida Pena Canal filed suit in federal district court this week, alleging she was trafficked into two years of forced labor as a nanny, cook, and household servant by a Peruvian-born U.S. citizen a ... More >>

  • News

    April 2, 2008
  • News

    March 26, 2008

    Building Racism

    Segregation and racism are used to pit black and Latino carpenters against each other at a low-income-housing site

  • News

    March 19, 2008

    Working-Class Struggle

    Three housekeepers and a day laborer take action against deadbeat employers who abuse immigrants

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007
  • News

    August 22, 2007

    The War On Gangs

    With murders on the rise, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is cracking down on gangs using a legal tool critics say smacks of McCarthyism

  • News

    November 20, 2002

    Laborer Pains

    The San Francisco Day Labor Program loses city funding amid a labyrinthine dispute between its political supporters and the Mayor's Office

  • News

    January 6, 1999

    Demonstrating Exploitation

    A Latino activist group has gained largely positive media coverage for organizing student walkouts to protest government social policies. But how admirable is it, really, to endanger young children for political purposes?

  • Calendar

    March 19, 1997
  • News

    January 1, 1997

    La Nueva Fuerza

    With attacks on immigration and affirmative action, the GOP has fueled a new Latino political apparatus. But can the Democrats master the machinery?

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