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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Segregation and racism are used to pit black and Latino carpenters against each other at a low-income-housing site
Three housekeepers and a day laborer take action against deadbeat employers who abuse immigrants
With murders on the rise, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is cracking down on gangs using a legal tool critics say smacks of McCarthyism
The San Francisco Day Labor Program loses city funding amid a labyrinthine dispute between its political supporters and the Mayor's Office
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?
With attacks on immigration and affirmative action, the GOP has fueled a new Latino political apparatus. But can the Democrats master the machinery?