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May 25, 2006

A federal court in Tennessee this week issued an emergency protective order against Superior Forestry Service Inc. after its agent threatened to have two Mexican workers deported in retaliation for their participation in the Southern Poverty Law Center's lawsuit against the company.

News
May 16, 2006

Alvaro Hernandez-Lopez traveled from his home in Guatemala to work in the United States. Like hundreds of other "guest workers," he performs backbreaking, often dangerous, forestry work in the pinelands across the South.

News
May 02, 2006

Migrant farmworker Olivia Tamayo, who endured sexual harassment in the workplace for six years before winning a verdict against her employer, was honored with the first Esperanza Award at a ceremony in Wimauma, Fla.

News
April 25, 2006

Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys on Friday filed a lawsuit designed to force one of the nation's largest food providers to take responsibility for mistreatment of its workers.

Immigrant Justice

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April 20, 2006

Migrant farmworkers in south Georgia claimed they were grossly underpaid while working for subsidiaries of the food giant Del Monte Fresh Produce. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit to recover the wages. A confidential settlement agreement was reached in the case. The defendants did not admit liability.

 

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April 12, 2006

A new tragedy is unfolding in New Orleans. Immigrants doing backbreaking clean-up are being ruthlessly exploited while big companies hide behind subcontractors and line their pockets with public money. Meanwhile, the Bush administration looks the other way, just like it did in the days after Katrina hit.

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April 07, 2006

Migrant farmworkers and farmworker advocates throughout Florida will gather in Wimauma, Fla., on April 25 to participate in an event sponsored by Esperanza: The Immigrant Women's Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

News
March 14, 2006

The Southern Poverty Law Center's newest initiative, Esperanza, is tackling the widespread problem of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace and giving immigrant women new hope.

News
March 07, 2006

On Friday, two representatives of the Center's Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) were in Washington, D.C., to advocate for the rights of exploited post-Katrina workers on two fronts.

Immigrant Justice

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February 08, 2006

After the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a federal complaint alleging dangerous work conditions at Gold Kist’s poultry processing facility in Russellville, Ala., the company reached a settlement agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay more than $80,000 in fines. The agreement also outlined steps the company would take to ensure employee safety.

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