Category Archives: workersrights

Stand in solidarity with immigrant workers and demand an end to systemic wage theft!

If you’ve read the most recent study by the Economic Policy Institute about the amount of stolen wages that the Department of Labor (DOL) recovered in 2015 and 2016, you will understand why it is so important to stand in solidarity with low-wage workers at the Summit-Orange Grove Project.

The numbers are shocking! California tops the chart with $116,723,603 in stolen wages recovered for both years. But as the study points out, it is just a drop in the bucket.

This is why we ask you to join us tomorrowTuesday, December 19 at 10 AM at the corner of Orange Grove Blvd. and Summit for a rally and press conference to call on RAAM to end wage theft at their construction sites.

Wage theft disproportionately affects low income workers, who are already struggling to make ends meet. A loss of a week’s pay can be devastating to these workers and their families. Now more than ever, given our current political climate and the assault on the rights of workers and immigrants, we must stand in solidarity with those who have courageously come forward with claims of wage theft.

Last year, when POP!, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), and hundreds of workers won a $15/hour minimum wage, we made sure that the ordinance created tools to enforce the law and hold violators accountable. But the reality is that as a community we must remain vigilant and come together to end these illegal practices.

In solidarity,

Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!)

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Celebrate with POP!

Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) invites you to celebrate the progress we have made so far!

Please RSVP and invite others!

We know there is still so much work we must do to make Pasadena a real progressive city. But we have accomplished a lot in the short time we’ve been around and we want to celebrate with you!

  • We passed an immigration policy preventing local police from acting as ICE.
  • We fought for $15 and won! And now we are working to implement the minimum wage increase.
  • We helped prevent the loss of much-needed affordable housing and we are fighting to increase the affordable housing stock in Pasadena.
  • We raised over $6,000, stopped the deportation and secured the release of Carlos Ortiz, long time Pasadena resident, from ICE detention.
  • We continue to advocate for local and state policies that make Pasadena & California beacons of hope & progress.

This is a great opportunity to meet POP! members, learn what we are working on and what our goals are for the future.


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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Educate workers and businesses about the new Pasadena Minimum Wage!

Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) needs your help to make sure all workers in Pasadena are receiving the correct wages and all employers are complying with the new minimum wage law we fought so hard for.

On Saturday, September 30 we will canvas Pasadena businesses to talk with workers and managers about the July 1 minimum wage increase. We want to make certain all businesses post the required notice and identify businesses that are out of compliance.


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