Jamaican workers stand up for striking workers in NJ – 8/26/13

On August 26, the Jamaican guestworkers who exposed labor abuse in Florida joined fellow workers in East Orange, NJ, who also faced retaliation and threats of deportation for organizing.

The workers, together with the Laborers International Union (LIUNA) Local 55 and the National Day Laborer Organizing Center (NDLON), put Benjamin H. Realty and companies like it on notice that workers all over the country won’t give in to intimidation, and are organizing against labor abuse.

Jamaican worker Denise Garner called on Benjamin H. to stop using immigration enforcement as a weapon against worker whistleblowers. The story of the Benjamin H. workers, like her own, shows why all workers need comprehensive immigration reform with the strong worker protections in the POWER Act.

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