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Immigration Reform Negotiations Highlight Labor and Employment Concerns

By Emily Kaiser Ongoing negotiations between major U.S. business and labor interests have reflected the polarizing nature of immigration reform, while also suggesting areas of potential compromise, as lawmakers work to draft legislation that can win support from both sides of the aisle.  Representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the A.F.L.-C.I.O. have held […]

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Florida Union Members Join in Union Movement’s Call for Immigration Reform

By Eileen Lohmann On February 28, 2013, union leaders and elected officials in Miami Gardens, Florida, called for comprehensive immigration reform, expressing their support of the AFL-CIO’s immigration reform campaign.  Chair of the AFL-CIO’s Immigration Committee and executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, María Elena Durazo explained the union movement’s immigration […]

Illegal Aliens Are Not A Protected Class Under Title VII

Title VII  of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 clearly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  Recently the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that national origin is not the same as alienage status, and is not protected by Title VII.  As a result, the court […]

HuffPo: Undocumented Workers Have ‘Negligible’ Impact on Wages

Hear that? That’s the sound of holes being poked in one of the most common arguments for pushing undocumented workers out of America. Undocumented workers have a “negligible impact” on the wages of documented workers that work at the same firm, according to a paper released in March by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Documented […]

New Report Highlights Abuse, Strength of Latina Workers

It should come as no surprise that many people in the United States still suffer from employment abuse. What is shocking, however, is that much of this abuse is concentrated within one class of people in the workforce. Latina working women are among the most vulnerable workers when it comes to abuse and harassment. Looking […]

H-2B and the Department of Labor: The Current Big Wave

On February 10, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule regarding the issuance of H-2B visas, changing from an attestation system introduces in 2009 to a certification system, and adding protections for non-immigrant workers.   In 2009, the DOL issued a standard for determining that there are no U.S. workers willing, able, qualified, and […]

DOL announces comprehensive final rule on H-2B foreign labor certification program

On February 10, 2012 the U.S. Labor Department announced that it had finalized a rule on H-2B foreign labor certification program which aims to make jobs more accessible to U.S. workers.  The H-2B program allows foreign non-immigrant workers to enter the United States for a temporary period to work in agricultural and other seasonal work.  […]