Thursday, June 21st, 2018

H-2B RICO Lawsuit: Filipino Workers Claim Servitude

"According to a new federal lawsuit, the Filipino worker who changed your
sheets at W South Beach Hotel, or served you lunch at posh restaurants
and country clubs, may have essentially been an indentured servant.  Seventeen Filipino immigrants allege that a ring of Miami-based
employment agencies charged them outrageous "security deposits," forced
them to work for less than minimum wage and no overtime, and stashed
them in overcrowded housing." – Miami New Times, Apr. 25, 2012.

"Lead plaintiff Ma Cecilia Delgado claims that she and others were lured
to the United States from 2006 to 2009 under H-2B guest worker status,
with false promises of fair pay