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Coalition of Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates 2015 Conference

The Center for Workers’ Rights helped plan and facilitate this year’s Coalition of Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA) Retreat and Conference.  The Conference was held on May 15 and 16th at the SEIU-USWW office in Los Angeles.  
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Coffee Shop Worker Did Not Abandon Job

On May 11, 2015, the Center for Workers’ Rights represented a coffee shop worker in her appeal for unemployment benefits before the California Unemployment Appeals Board. The Employment Development Department (EDD) previously sided with her employe
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Solano County Immigrant Workers’ Rights Day

The Center for Workers’ Rights and the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) held the first Solano County Immigrant Workers’ Rights Day on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at IBEW 1245 Union Hall in Vacaville, CA. The day-long event consiste
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Child Care Issues Did Not Bar Retail Worker from Receiving Unemployment

On March 17, 2015, UC Davis Law Student Sarah Bluestone represented a retail worker who was terminated from a jewelry store after 11 years of work before the California Unemployment Appeals Board in Stockton. For the past 6 months prior to terminatio
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Our First Birthday!

Today, March 21, 2015, marks the one-year anniversary of the incorporation of the Center for Workers’ Rights. We have come a long way over this last year. Even though the time has passed quickly, it is hard for me to remember life before the Center
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Leafleting Results in Wage Claim Victory

In September 2014, the Center represented a former employee of the Coffee Garden in proceedings before the state Labor Commissioner, alleging wage theft and violations of rest and meal period laws.  The Labor Commissioner awarded the employee over $
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We’ve helped more than 100 workers!

Since the Center for Workers’ Rights opened in September, we have assisted more than 100 workers with their workplace issues. A majority of the clients were seen at our Workers’ Rights Clinic in Davis, where we have successfully held 8 se
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The Center Welcomes Kevin Kish to Sacramento

The Center for Workers’ Rights gathered fellow workers’ rights advocates to welcome Kevin Kish, the new Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, to Sacramento on his first day in the position. Prior to his appointment, M
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Unemployment Insurance Victory: Pregnancy is not an Illness

On Monday, December 1, 2014, a Sacramento woman approached her boss with news that she was excited to share with her employer; she was pregnant. For the previous two years, she worked for a local construction company  cleaning houses that were under
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$44k in Wages and Penalties Won for Sacramento Driver

On  February 11, 2015, the  Labor Commissioner awarded the Center’s client Leon Burns $44,961.90 in wages, interest, and penalties  after a hearing was conducted on January 15, 2015.  Stephanie Medina, a first year law student at UC Davis Schoo
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