March 2023 | 2023 年 3 月
Let’s talk about workers rights issues – and support each other in forging a future where workers, tenants, youth and all members of the community can thrive.
In 2019, five organizations founded the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ) — Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinatown Community Development Center, Chinese Progressive Association, Community Youth Center, and New Breath Foundation. CCSJ focuses on long-standing safety issues within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community and works to address and prevent violence, racism, and xenophobia. Read More
CPA condemns Board of Education Commissioner Ann Hsu’s racist remarks on a candidate questionnaire. Not only are such remarks inaccurate and wholly false, but they also promote a racist stereotype about Black and Latinx families that obscure the broader inequities
In 2013, a group of nearly 100 Chinese immigrant workers in San Francisco mounted an ambitious organizing campaign targeting their employer, the award-winning, high-end dim sum restaurant Yank Sing. The workers, who were cooks, dishwashers, and wait staff at Yank Sing, had approached the Chinese Progressive Association of San Francisco (CPA) in the spring of that year, detailing numerous workers’ rights violations. More than a year later, with the support of CPA as well as key labor and community partners, the workers won a landmark settlement that included an unprecedented $4.2 million in back wages. The settlement also included several groundbreaking improvements that transformed their workplace and raised standards across the board for their industry. This victory was made possible by the courageous efforts of the Yank Sing workers, who built their power over months of sustained organizing, as well as by CPA’s decade of work developing worker leaders, organizing campaigns, and building strategic partnerships and relationships with labor unions, small businesses, service providers, legal advocates, and labor agencies. These efforts led Yank Sing owners to change their practices and agree to adopt unprecedented industry workplace changes not required by law to become a model employer. This is the story of how organizing won. Read More
Over the past several years, Youth MOJO members have experienced and recognized a heightened sense of fear, depression, and anxiety in themselves and among their peers. In response to their personal and collective experiences of feeling unsupported in accessing mental health services, youth leaders sought to better understand the mental health services that exist for youth in SFUSD and the systemic, emotional and cultural barriers to students’ utilization of services. Read More
On March 22, 2012, CPA released “Creating Healthy Communities: Making Healthcare Services Accessible in San Francisco,” a report which reveals the need for increased healthcare services in San Francisco’s low-income neighborhoods.
The report is based on a survey conducted by
Study Finds 1 out of 2 Workers Making Below Minimum Wage in San Francisco Chinatown Restaurants:
Millions Lost to the Local Economy Every Year
Friday, September 17th, San Francisco, CA — Chinatown restaurant workers in conjunction with the Chinese Progressive