More than 100 Chinese immigrant garment workers marched from San Francisco’s Union Square to protest outside Nova Knits Inc., in the South of Market area Tuesday, contending the company has violated federal layoff and plant-closure laws.
Last month, the knitting
Jenny Kwong sewed up a lacy green gown as Cantonese music blasted in the background one recent evening.
Falling business had forced the San Francisco factory owner back behind the sewing machine. What her workers produced covered the rent on
The Ben Davis Co., one of San Francisco’s oldest unionized clothing manufacturers, has agreed to a contract covering about 100 immigrant San Francisco garment workers, ending a yearlong dispute over wages and benefits, advocates for the employees said Wednesday.
About 50 immigrant Chinese American workers demonstrated against labor abuses in San Francisco on Wednesday, citing instances in which they said companies had used bankruptcy laws to get out of paying their employees.
Workers called for more aggressive enforcement of
Aiza Baclit and Marvin Llaga take home about $1,500 every month as workers at Jollibee Restaurant, known as the “Filipino McDonald’s,” in the South of Market District of San Francisco. Of that combined net pay, $300 is earmarked to assist