Care Project – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 5, 2014

CONTACTS

Michael Tayag, Community Organizer, Pilipino Association of Workers and Im/migrants (PAWIS) – (760) 831-8789, mtayag3@gmail.com

Michael Dalupo, Education Officer, Pilipino Association of Workers and Im/migrants (PAWIS) – (360) 613-0176
jmjaravata@gmail.com

Filipino low-wage caregivers celebrate successful victories against exploitative employers and speak out against wage theft in Santa Clara County

San José, CA (September 5, 2014) – Filipino caregivers of the Pilipino Association of Workers and Im/migrants (PAWIS) will celebrate legal victories against employers systematically underpaying them for their work caring for elderly and disabled persons. They will connect the issues they have identified in PAWIS’s Caregiver Research (CARE) Project to the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Campaign.

Wage theft is the crime of stealing earned wages from workers. It occurs when a worker is paid less than minimum wage, is not paid overtime, is paid only in tips, or works off the clock. Wage theft is a national epidemic – affecting workers in industries that span the economy. According to a national study, the average low-wage worker loses 15% of her wages to wage theft each year.

WHO:
Representatives/testimony from:
● Workers who have experienced wage theft in the caregiving industry
● Supportive former care home owners
● Members of Pilipino Association of Workers and Im/migrants, Santa Clara Wage Theft Coalition, and International Migrants Alliance (IMA)

WHEN:
Friday, September 5, 2014
6:00 PM PST

WHERE:
Filipino Youth Coalition (FYC) Office
2300 Huran Dr. (Corner of Kenesta Way and Clarice Dr.)
San Jose, CA

Pilipino association of workers and immigrants
Pawis

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