Garment Worker Protection Act Passes the CA Senate

Archive: June 2020

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Garment Worker Protection Act Passes the CA Senate

Posted on June 29, 2020

Friends,  In a 25-11 vote, garment workers and labor advocates passed SB 1399 though the California Senate! We did this with your support – your letters, your calls, and your contributions to workers’ organizing efforts!  THANK YOU!! Our members are thrilled with this major milestone on the road to passing SB 1399.  The bill moves to the state Assembly Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Services During COVID-19

Posted on March 23, 2020

In order to keep clients, volunteers, and staff safe during COVID-19, Bet Tzedek has implemented remote intake procedures for all client matters. All services areas remain available through these procedures. Individuals seeking legal assistance should call our intake call center at 323-939-0506 and leave a message. Or you can email your legal question or request Continue Reading »

COVID-19 and Workers’ Rights

Posted on March 16, 2020

Many workers have questions about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect their jobs and income. Below are links to resources which aim to address these questions. These materials will be updated as new information becomes available.   Additionally, due to the current health crisis, Bet Tzedek will not be hosting our monthly Workers’ Rights Clinic Continue Reading »

PRESS RELEASE: California Plaintiffs Win Case Against State For Failing To Provide Federally-Mandated In-Home Supportive Services

Posted on January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State must reimburse or pay Medi-Cal recipients and conduct statewide outreach to thousands of Californians who may be eligible for in-home services   LOS ANGELES — Thousands of Medi-Cal beneficiaries with significant disabilities will now be able to access affordable Medi-Cal care at home, rather than going to a nursing facility. In-home Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Names Diego Cartagena as New President & CEO

Posted on January 17, 2020

        CONTACT: Allison Lee, Vice President External Affairs, 310-991-0373 or alee@bettzedek.org   LOS ANGELES (JANUARY 17, 2020) – Bet Tzedek announced today that its Board of Directors has selected attorney Diego Cartagena as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. The Los Angeles-based organization is an internationally-acclaimed force in poverty law and Continue Reading »

AB 629 Human Trafficking Victims Compensation Bill Receives Governor’s Signature

Posted on October 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2019                      Contact: Danni.Wang@asm.ca.gov (661) 286-1565   Smith Human Trafficking Victims Compensation Bill Receives Governor’s Signature SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) is pleased to announce that her Assembly Bill (AB) 629 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom this week as part of the package Continue Reading »

Garment Workers Will No Longer Wait Years for Stolen Wages

Posted on June 29, 2019

  Governor Newsom’s First Budget Includes Millions for Historically Insolvent Restitution Fund   Los Angeles, CA – Garment workers are the backbone of L.A.’s manufacturing sector. They contribute to the profitability of California’s massive retail industry, but tens of thousands of garment workers are routinely underpaid—or not paid at all—for work performed. Most never recoup Continue Reading »

Smith Advances Legislation to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

Posted on March 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Smith (D-Santa Clarita) and joint-author Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) moved forward AB 629 to help human trafficking victims rebuild their lives. The bill is cosponsored by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and Bet Tzedek Legal Services. Assembly Bill 629 would make human trafficking victims eligible to receive compensation Continue Reading »

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