Friday, February 3rd, 2017

H-2B RICO Lawsuit: Filipino Workers Claim Servitude

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"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