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US labor officials vow to protect workers’ wages regardless of immigration status

Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon Ascalon and Wage and Hour Division Denver District Director Charles Frasier exchange copies of the signed alliance arrangement. Witnessing the signing ceremony were NaFFAA Executive Director Giselle Rushford, Crosswind Church Lead Pastor Ric Doguiles and former NaFFAA Regional Chair Donna Lavigne. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Federal labor officials promised to make sure that all workers are paid properly and for all the hours they worked, regardless of immigration status, at an agreement signing ceremony with Philippine consular officials based in San Francisco.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US labor issues and workers’ rights explained to Filipino expats

TALAKAYAN: Representatives from key US Department of Labor agencies in the Bay Area join Philippine Consulate officials at the Talakayan at the Consulate General. From left to right:  Atty. Linda Ordonio-Dixon, Senior Trial Attorney from EEOC,  Director David Shiraishi, Area Director (Oakland) from OSHA, Deputy Consul  General Jaime Ramon Ascalon, Community Outreach Specialist Demetria Manuselis from the Wage and Hour Division, and Mr. Keith Young, Business Services Representative of San Mateo County.

American labor and employment issues were the topics at the Talakayan sa Konsulado on US Labor Week held at the Philippine Consulate recently.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More Filipino caregivers being victimized by wage theft

PAWIS members (left to right) Annie Sayo, Michael Tayag, Joan Soliven, Michael Dalupo and Fe Rodriguez

In a report it released recently, the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition urged the county to do more in the face of alarming numbers of wage theft and retaliation complaints filed at the State Labor Commission’s San Jose office.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

150 Filipino teachers in Maryland to lose jobs, visas

Members of the Pilipino Educators Network, which is lobbying legislators to grant relief to Filipino teachers in Maryland who are facing loss of jobs and work permits. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

An estimated 150 foreign teachers, composed mostly of Filipinos, have been notified by the Maryland’s Prince George’s Country school system that it has no plans to sponsor temporary work visas or permanent residency at the end of the current school term.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

High demand noted for carpenters


Carpenters can hold their head up high.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »