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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 07:30 PM

Number of employers said to threaten immigrant workers with deportation spikes in California since T

Source: Independent

Complaints filed with Labor Commissioner's office increase nearly five-fold

Jeremy B White San Francisco 5 hours ago

Significantly more immigrant labourers in California said they were being threatened with deportation for seeking lost wages in the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Immigration-related retaliation complaints lodged with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office soared from single-digits in recent years — two in 2014 and seven in 2015 — to 94 through December 22 of last year, according to the commissioner’s office. That figure was nearly five times the 20 recorded in 2016.

“California’s labor laws protect all workers, regardless of immigration status,” a spokeswoman said in an email, adding that “Under California’s labor laws, immigration-related retaliation is illegal, including threatening workers with deportation after they have exercised their labor law rights”.

One complaint filed by the commissioner’s office alleges that a worker was offered $150 a day for construction tasks that included tiling a bathroom and placing stucco on walls. When he demanded the wages he was owed for six days’ work, his employer responded with a racial slur for Mexicans and threatened to call immigration authorities, according to the complaint.


Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/california-immigrant-workers-deportation-threat-employers-trump-a8140676.html

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Judi Lynn Jan 2018 OP
cannabis_flower Jan 2018 #1
Hortensis Jan 2018 #4
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BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #3
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BigmanPigman Jan 2018 #6
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:10 PM

1. That's pretty shitty...

I bet that particular immigrant and probably his friends will now ask to be paid by the day, then at least if they are shafted they will only be shafted for one day's work.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:38 PM

4. Yes. And only those who can't find work elsewhere

will work for him at all, but most will be able to these days.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:16 PM

2. Interesting

Did the work the employer requested, then was not paid for work done. Sound familiar? Employer is taking a page out of the Donald Trump book on how to mistreat employees. Just great😡

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:27 PM

3. I would love to deport these so called "Americans" to the other

side of their fucking wall if it is ever built.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:44 PM

5. Folks in Mexico might have a problem with that.

How about a nice Arpaio-type concentration camp? They can stuff candy wrappers in their clothes n the winter to try to defend against the cold.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:47 PM

6. That seems like justice to me!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:22 PM

7. 'Cause we'll put a boot in your ass, It's the American way



Imperialism comes in many forms. They want a permanent servant class of people who are poor and afraid and can't do anything about it.

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