By Sophia Tareen Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office announced a federal lawsuit Nov. 13 against three Chinatown employment agencies and two suburban restaurants, alleging wide-ranging wage and civil rights violations of immigrant and Latino workers in the Chicago area. The complaint alleges the agencies sought out Latinos for employment […]
Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman — Key role in helping local chapter of Chinese American Citizens Alliance
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Asian Weekly is proud to recognize both Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman and Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) as top contributors. Tung-Edelman masters and manages an unusual variety of tasks. She is a pharmacologist at the busy Polyclinic in Seattle, where she deals with anything related to pharmacology and prescriptions. She is […]
PICTORIAL: CACA hits the city — Seattle hosts the 53rd Biennial Convention
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) held its 53rd Biennial Convention in Seattle Aug 6-9. Seattle is the youngest chapter of the 18 chapters across the country. CACA was founded in 1895 by a group of Chinese Americans in San Francisco. Since its inception the alliance has played a role in many civil rights milestones, […]
EDITORIAL: Seattle welcomes the CACA Biennial National Convention — (And you can help out!)
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) will be having its 53rd Biennial Convention this summer, August 6-9, and we are proud to say that Seattle will be hosting. This is a real honor for the city because we are the youngest chapter of the 18 chapters across the country. CACA was founded in 1895 by […]
Keeping the name but changing the meaning — How King County changed its own history and honored MLK
When researching the history of King County, it gave our staff the shivers. The historical documents reveal a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.
Complaint alleges bias by New Orleans school officials
By Michael Kenzelman The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Legal advocates on August 2 asked federal authorities to investigate their claims that New Orleans school officials discriminate against the parents of Asian American and Latino students.
Fry’s Electronics pays $2 million to settle sexual discrimination lawsuit: Retailer sanctioned for withholding information related to case
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Two former employees of Fry’s Electronics received a $2.3 million settlement as a result of a
Filipinos win settlement in English-only case
By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DELANO (AP) — Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California will share a nearly $1 million settlement in a lawsuit claiming they were targeted by a rule requiring them to only speak English at work, federal officials said Monday, Sept. 17.
Sikh, Muslim MTA workers allowed religious headwear
By Verena Dobnik The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Sikh and Muslim transit workers will be allowed to wear religious head coverings without a government agency logo, after years of bitter legal battles that started after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center.
Righting a wrong — Congress seeks to amend Civil Rights Act for benefit of cannery workers
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Congressman Jim McDermott introduced a bill last week that would right a wrong inflicted upon many Asian American cannery workers more than 30 years ago. The amendment to the 1991 Civil Rights Act would strike language that has prevented cannery workers from seeking legal damages for discrimination.