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Dear all volunteers, members, employees, agents, representatives, and/or individuals associated with the Chicago Workers’ Collaborative

Published on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:14

CWC supports your efforts to fight for fair employment from MVP or any other employer.  We will support and advise you.  Currently, because of a lawsuit by MVP, we are temporarily prevented from entering its offices or blocking its entrance.  We cannot advise you to take those actions, and we do not currently support those actions.  If you take those actions, you are not doing so on our behalf or at our direction.

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CWC petitions government agencies to enforce labor violations against Most Valuable Personnel

Published on Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:25

Months of leafleting and dialogue with MVP temp workers reveal brazen disregard for the law

Chicago, IL - Wage theft and discrimination should not be affecting many of our state's temporary staffing workers. Federal and state laws require temp agencies to have transparency in the ways they compensate workers and keep records showing that they assign workers fairly--not on the basis of racial and gender stereotypes. Yet, these protections only work if temp agencies follow them.

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State Representative La Shawn K. Ford commits to toughen temp agency regulations stop discrimination

Published on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 18:39

Last Saturday, nearly 100 African American and Latino temporary workers and their Allies stood in solidarity with one message: Fairness, Not Discrimination! State Representative, La Shawn K. Ford, hosted a Policy Forum titled, “The Truth About Temporary Labor in Illinois”.  Testimonies from African American and Latino laborers that encountered discrimination and exploitation by staffing agencies set the tone as Political Officials, the Illinois Department of Labor, Community Organizations and the Vice President of Personnel Staffing Group, a national staffing firm, listened intently.

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Forever Temp? Once a bastion of good jobs, manufacturing has gone gaga for temps.

Published on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 09:00

In These Times featured an article on  January 6, 2014 titled "Forever Temp?" where they highlight the struggle of several workers who are having a difficult time and had to turn to the temp industry in order to work but have become entangled in the "permatemp" trap.  The article also highlight the efforts of the Chicago Workers Collaborative to raise the issues temp wokrers are struggling with.

"Such experiences are increasingly common, according to Leone José Bicchieri, executive director of the Chicago Workers Collaborative (CWC), a non-profit workers center that organizes low-wage and

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