ADVOCACY ISSUE - Worker Justice
We work with immigrant community groups and unions to transform employment practices that have excluded immigrant workers.
Immigrant workers in Washington state are living under outdated and racialized immigration and employment systems that offer few reliable protections or opportunities to secure better paying, more permanent work. Agricultural workers, primarily immigrants, have been historically excluded from basic employment protections like overtime, a legacy of the Jim Crow era. Workers in the state under the H-2A visa program are subjected to intimidation and retaliation.
Columbia Legal Services works with immigrant community groups and unions to transform employment practices that have excluded immigrant workers.
Wage Theft Investigation at the Department of L&I Helped create and improve a free and efficient system of claims for victims of wage theft Worker Justice – POLICY REFORM OVERVIEW In 2005, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries recognized that, unlike similar agencies in many other states, it lacked an efficient and effective […]