- They launch a plan to prevent seamstresses from being victims of theft of their wages
- Senator María Elena Durazo proposes law known as SB62
- It will be tried that the workers no longer receive a payment per piece manufactured
There is currently a bill that has the firm objective of eradicate with bad practices against employees who are immersed in this industry of the US economy.
This initiative is known as law SB 62 and basically it is to try that the workers no longer receive a payment per piece manufactured.
Also, another objective is to stop wage theft and make large companies in the industry responsible for providing a minimum wage in the state of California.
Through a video conference organized by the Garment Worker Center, some employees spoke about the situation they are currently experiencing.
In this conversation, Pedro Montiel, an immigrant from Guerrero, Mexico, who is currently 52 years old, stated the following.
“I have worked for 30 years in the sewing industry; He worked 60 to 65 hours for a company that distributed to Ross stores and earned just $ 300 to $ 320 a week. They were very strict and we couldn’t even stop to go to the bathroom, “said the employee.
During the videoconference of the organization that defends the rights of employees, the man added: “In the company they only gave us half an hour for lunch, there were no breaks, they mistreated us, yelled at us and threw the work they wanted us to get out quickly” .
With this they made it clear that working conditions are not optimal, which is why Senator María Elena Durazo launches a plan to prevent seamstresses from being victims of theft of their wages.
USA: Unemployment support at its lowest level in 3 months
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell significantly last week, an indication that layoffs may have dropped, although the number of applicants remains at a historically high level.
Requests for support were down 111,000 from the prior week to 730,000 seasonally adjusted, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
It is the lowest figure since late November and the steepest weekly decline since August. However, before the arrival of the pandemic in the United States last March, the number of weekly applications for unemployment benefits had never exceeded 700,000.
The most recent figures coincide with a depressed labor market that has made little progress in the last three months. Hires averaged just 29,000 a month from November to January.
Although the unemployment rate stood at 6.3% during the first month of the year, a broader parameter that includes people who stopped looking for work indicates that the figure is closer to 10%.
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In total, 19 million people were receiving unemployment benefits as of February 6, an increase from 18.3 million the previous week.
About three-quarters of beneficiaries are receiving checks from federal programs, including programs that provide unemployment assistance beyond the 26 weeks that most states grant.
The decline in applications last week was concentrated in two states, California and Ohio, where the number fell to 96,000 between the two.
Ohio authorities had said this month that the surge in applications was due in part to an increase in potential fraudulent applications. Now that seems to have dissipated.
California’s system operates on a bi-weekly basis, which can make your weekly data uneven.
With information from AP
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