Today, a $4 million dollar settlement and workplace agreement for restaurant workers at Yank Sing, a nationally rated dim sum restaurant, is being announced by workers and their employer. The settlement was the result of a unique collaboration between workers, Yank Sing, the Chinese Progressive Association, the Asian Law Caucus, and state and local labor enforcement agencies. The landmark settlement not only compensates for past practices, but provides workers with pay and benefits beyond what the law requires while creating a business model that will lead to long term success for both workers and the restaurant.
Today, the Chinese Progressive Association is happy to launch of a new project: Seeding Change – A Center for Asian American Movement Building. Rooted in CPA’s 42 years of history of building grassroots movements from the ground up, Seeding Change grew from CPA’s 2013 strategic planning process. Seeding Change grows a national Asian American movement to promote a just, sustainable, and democratic society. Our key strategies include building a national pipeline for the next generation of AAPI organizers; creating an infrastructure for AAPI grassroots organizing; and experimenting with building power and scale for our movements toward a vibrant social and economic justice movement.
CPA community organizer and artist, Ka Yan Cheung, created "For Our Families: A Chinese Immigrant Woman Tells her Story". This story details the struggles of a Chinese immigrant woman and her family's attempts to secure a better future by immigrating from mainland China to Macau and finally San Francisco.
All people deserve the opportunity to create a better life for their families and children. Many of us sacrificed for our families so that we could have more opportunities by moving to the US. This is what everyone who moves here is striving for -- the American Dream. Our government policies should change so that all immigrants can achieve that.
Job Announcement: Community Organizer
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT posted January 6, 2015  Community Organizer (Full-Time) Organizational Description Founded in 1972, the Chinese Progressive Association - San Francisco (CPA) is a grassroots... Read More
Immigrant workers transform their workplace & win $4 million settlement
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Press Release: Immigrant Workers Negotiate $4 Million Settlement
        PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 19, 2014                                       Contact: Emily Lee, Chinese Progressive Association, (626) 321-8238, emily@... Read More