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4th Annual Awards Celebration

Thank you for making our 4th Annual Awards Celebration a success!   On August 8, 2018, we gathered at the Citizen Hotel to celebrate our 4th year providing legal and advocacy services to low-wage workers in the greater Sacramento area.   We honored Pamela Lopez w
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Supporting a Victim of Sexual Harassment

To support a worker during her sexual harassment case, the Center for Workers’ Rights represented former employee in a civil restraining order hearing against her harasser and former boss. The urgency of the matter and the emotions involved in the case had made it difficult for the
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Coalition of Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA) Retreat Chaired by the Center for Workers’ Rights

The Center for Workers’ Rights chaired this year’s Coalition for Low-Wage and Immigrant Worker Advocates (CLIWA) annual retreat. Held in San Francisco, the two-day retreat had a record number of attendees who listened to panels on issues such as best practices for attorney/worker
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CWR Sponsors Legislation to Compensate Workers for Late Paychecks

On April 18, 2018, Center for Workers’ Rights Executive Director, Daniela Urban, testified before the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee urging members’ support of AB 2613 (Reyes), which would impose a penalty on employers, payable to each effective employee, when wages are n
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Looking Back on our Victories and Looking Forward to Next Year

Dear Center for Workers’ Rights Supporters,   2015 was our first complete calendar year providing support to low-wage workers. We achieved so much this year and, as we move into 2016, we have a solid foundation to continue to seek justice for Sacramento's low-wage workers
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Unemployment Benefits Granted After Time-Off to Care for Mother

On November 19th, the Center for Workers’ Rights represented Su Wiest before the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.  Ms. Wiest was denied benefits by the Employment Development Department, without contest by her employer.   In February 2015, Ms.
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Oppose Sacramento’s Minimum Wage Ordinance

On September 2, 2015, a task force appointed by Mayor Kevin Johnson recommended increasing Sacramento, California’s minimum wage to $12.50 an hour by 2020 and tonight the Sacramento City Council will vote on that recommendation, While a higher minimum wage in Sacramento would bene
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Davis Workers’ Rights Clinic Moves to Woodland

On October 6, 2015, the Center for Workers’ Rights and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center hosted the first Workers’ Right Clinic of our second-year of services in the Yolo County community.  Learning from our experiences  during our first year, the Workers’ Rights Cli
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Sacramento Wage Theft Town Hall

On September 1, 2015, Center for Workers’ Rights Executive Director and David Huerta, President of SEIU-USWW, mc’ed the Sacramento Fair Pay Check Coalition’s wage theft town hall on the steps of the California Capitol. This town hall was the last of a series of events held in Sa
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