Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE — Immigrant Workers Negotiate $4 Million Settlement

November 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – 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. Read More

新聞稿 — 移民工人協商達成四百萬元和解

November 19, 2014

加州三藩市-今日,餐館工人和他們的僱主-羊城,一間受到全國好評及屢獲殊榮的美食點心餐廳,公佈一項為羊城工人作出的四百萬元和解與及工作場所協議。有關和解協議是通過工人、羊城、華人進步會、亞洲法律聯誼會、加州及本地勞工標準執行機構之間獨特的合作而達成。這項具里程碑意義的和解,不僅彌補過往的做法,更為工人提供超乎法例規定的工資及福利,並進一步創建一個能為工人及餐館長期發展帶來成功的商業模式。 Read More

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA — Trabajadores Inmigrantes Negocian un Acuerdo de $4 Millones

November 19, 2014

Para Difusión Inmediata: Miércoles, 19 de Noviembre 2014  Contactos: Emily Lee, Chinese Progressive Association, (626) 321-8238, emily@cpasf.org Mariam Hosseini, Asian Law Caucus, (415) 848-7728, mariamh@advancingjustice-alc.org Jonathan Glick, Yank Sing, (415) 957-9990, JonathanGlick@YankSing.com Trabajadores Inmigrantes Negocian un Acuerdo de $4 Millones
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PRESS RELEASE — Chinese Immigrant Complete Job Training Program; 24 Workers Graduate from Vocational Hospitality Training Program

May 21, 2013

On Thursday, May 23rd, 24 Chinese immigrants will graduate from the Chinese Progressive Association’s Restaurant Career Ladder Program (RCLP). RCLP is a vocational training and placement program that aims to expand the employment skills of limited English speaking Chinese immigrants and help them access stable living-wage employment in the hospitality and service industry. Read More

PRESS RELEASE — CPA & Mobilize the Immigrant Vote Release Polling Results Showing Asian Voters Support Taxing the 1%

April 11, 2012

San Francisco – Today a coalition of immigrant rights organizations released findings of its statewide survey of Asian immigrants, 80% who overwhelming support taxing the top 1%. The survey “Take Back the American Dream” was conducted through coalition partners Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), Korean Resource Center (KRC), Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) and the Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ) as part of the Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV) coalition. Read More

CPA Releases New Study of Healthcare Needs, report “Creating Healthy Communities”

March 22, 2012

San Francisco—Today, the Chinese Progressive Association released a new report, “Creating Healthy Communities: Making Healthcare Services Accessible in San Francisco,” which reveals the need for healthcare services in low-income communities, particularly the Excelsior and Chinatown. The report’s findings and recommendations are a result of over 800 health surveys conducted in these two neighborhoods of San Francisco, which asked residents about their healthcare needs and their ability to access healthcare services. Read More

Immigrant Workers Recover Nearly $400,000 in Wage Theft Settlements

February 15, 2012

Chinese Progressive Association Asian Law Caucus Progressive Workers Alliance PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CONTACT: Shaw San Liu, 415-999-8447 (English, Chinese) Winnie Kao, Asian Law Caucus, 415-896-1701 x102 (English) Josue Arguelles, Young Workers United, 415-699-2011 (English,
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PRESS RELEASE — Occupy San Francisco Sweeps Out the Greed of Wage Theft and Wall Street: Welcomes in the New Year of the Dragon, New Year of the 99%

January 20, 2012

Today, hundreds of community members from the Chinese Progressive Association and the Progressive Workers Alliance (PWA) took part in a national Day of Action with Occupy Wall Street West, which aimed to shut down San Francisco’s Financial District. The day is significant because it is the eve of the two year anniversary of the infamous Citizens United ruling that recognized corporations as “people,” and gave them new rights to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence political campaigns. This ruling by the Supreme Court effectively allows corporations to buy our elections and our politicians, and influences American politics to benefit the 1%. As a result of Citizens United, outside groups spent more than four times as much money to influence the 2010 elections as they did in 2006, the last mid-term cycle. Read More

PRESS RELEASE — Supervisors call for negotiations update on CPMC Development Agreement; New study shows CPMC should contribute more to charity care

December 12, 2011

Tomorrow, the Board of Supervisors will hold a Committee of the Whole hearing to receive an update on the status of negotiations between California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), the Mayor's office, and various city departments. CPMC has not yet agreed to the Mayor's demands asking for city benefits, nor have they been willing to meet with community and labor coalitions to discuss a community benefits agreement. The hearing comes a week after a new study was released by UC Hastings which documents the significant shortfall of charity care that CPMC provides compared to other non-profit hospitals in San Francisco, despite having the highest profit margin. Read More