Press Releases

200 Bay Area High School Youth & Community Members Rally for Access to Affordable Healthcare, Urge Jerry Brown to Support Universal Healthcare

July 31, 2017

San Francisco, CA – Nearly 200 Bay Area high school youth and Community Members rally in front of the California State Building in San Francisco to ensure that every person has access to affordable healthcare and urge Governor Brown to support universal healthcare amidst Republican threats to repeal Affordable Care Act. The rally was organized by Youth MOJO, a program of the Chinese Progressive Association, based in San Francisco Chinatown. Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Bottom Lines Over Lifelines?: Republicans plan vote to destroy healthcare for millions; Community members rally and demand guaranteed healthcare for all

July 25, 2017

CHINESE PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 Contact: Frances Fu,, (516) 521-5917 (English) Edward Huang 黃信諺,, (562) 412-7080 (English, Mandarin) While Senate Republicans Vote to Open Debate on Repealing Obamacare, Asian Immigrant Communities
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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, Mariam Hosseini, Asian Law Caucus, (415) 848-7728, Jonathan Glick, Yank Sing, (415) 957-9990, 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