Temporary hotel workers file lawsuit, say they weren't paid for work during strike

October 12, 2018

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"Indeed, a recent study carried out by ProPublica revealed the issue of, 'perma-temping' is one that this legislation will aim to address, with a significant proportion of temporary staff working for the same company year after year on rolling contracts. However, until...

March 8, 2017

"SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Silvana Tabares, D-Chicago, is fighting for legislation that expands protections for day and temporary laborers.“An unfortunate trend that we have seen since the Great Recession is the rise temporary employment,” said Tabares. “We have l...

"Illinois State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, proposed the Responsible Job Creation Act, HB690, in January to ensure staffing agencies offer a living wage, and to increase transparency in hiring practices.“We need good, responsible jobs in the state,” Ammons said in a p...

March 2, 2017

“This cycle traps them and keeps them in temporary status,” she said.Charles Lovett is a warehouse worker who claimed he has been a temp for six years through different agencies. He said workers could lose jobs if they voice certain concerns.“If we speak up about safet...

March 2, 2017

"Labor advocacy groups claim some Illinois businesses are taking advantage of temporary workers. A report released Thursday by the National Staffing Workers Alliance and National Economic and Social Rights Initiative found major companies are replacing permanent jobs w...

March 2, 2017

"Britney Scott, representante de NESRI, aseguró que grandes corporaciones se han convertido en talleres de explotación laboral gracias a este tipo de contratos, en los que apenas se ganan 9 dólares por hora. Un estudio de la misma firma reveló que una de cada dos perso...