Fighting for Laid Off Workers

Jewish Organizing Fellow Phoebe Gardener and her placement organization Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores (Community Worker Center) in New Bedford, MA, made local news last week when they gathered to protest the firing of workers flagged as immigrants. The workers were given three days to get their papers in order, and were fired without severance pay. “Severance pay is one of the ways in which these workers can be given the respect and also given the financial help they need when they are suddenly laid off from work,” Phoebe said in an interview given to WPRI. Watch a video of the news report and read more press here.

Protest held for laid-off N.B. workers: wpri.com

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