Unions Are Losing Their Decades-Long ‘Right-to-Work’ Fight – Bloomberg

The unionization rate in right-to-work states is less than half the rest of the country’s. Organizers say letting workers decline to pay fees defunds unions, diverts staff resources that could otherwise be devoted to growth, and divides workers—just as Congress intended when it passed the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act allowing states to pass right-to-work laws.

Source: Unions Are Losing Their Decades-Long ‘Right-to-Work’ Fight – Bloomberg

Muslim Ban 3.0 is Live

On September 24, 2017, the President issued a Presidential Proclamation titled “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats.”

Source: New Presidential Proclamation on Visas September 24, 2017

Again a total joke other than the hardships it will cause families. Lawyers start your engines and take this one down…

Google sued by women for pay discrimination in potential class action suit – The Verge

Three women have filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of discriminating against female employees by underpaying them and denying them opportunities for promotions. The plaintiffs seek to turn their complaint into a class action lawsuit covering all women who worked at Google within the last four years.

Source: Google sued by women for pay discrimination in potential class action suit – The Verge

Exclusive: U.S. won’t issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport.

Source: Exclusive: U.S. won’t issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

Court Decisions Ensure TPS Holders in Sixth and Ninth Circuits May Become Permanent Residents | American Immigration Council

Two courts of appeals have held that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may make an individual eligible for adjustment of status. In Ramirez v. Brown, 852 F.3d 954 (9th Cir. 2017), and Flores v. USCIS, 718 F.3d 548 (6th Cir. 2013), the courts held that a grant of TPS constitutes an “admission” for purposes of adjustment of status under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Thus, TPS recipients who initially entered without inspection (EWI) satisfy the “inspected and admitted or paroled” statutory requirement. INA § 245(a).

Source: Court Decisions Ensure TPS Holders in Sixth and Ninth Circuits May Become Permanent Residents | American Immigration Council

Chicago: Mexican Consulate to pay for DACA extensions for qualified applicants

“Mexican nationals should know that the Mexican government is providing financial and legal assistance to DREAMers that need it,” Luis Adrian Sosa Morales, of the Cosulate General of Mexico in Chicago, told Hoy. “We will always support them.”

The consulate will cover anywhere between $300 to the full $495 to those who qualify. To learn more, visit the Consulate at 204 S. Ashland Ave. or call its Protection Department at 312-738-2023 before October 5.

EEOC Sues Golden Corral for Disability,  Sexual Harassment and Discharge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jax, LLC, which operates a Golden Corral restaurant in Matthews, N.C., discriminated against an employee with a disability when it subjected him to a hostile work environment based on both his disability and his sex (male), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The lawsuit also alleges that the employee resigned because of the harassment.According to the EEOC’s complaint, Sean Fernandez worked as a dishwasher at the Matthews Golden Corral. Fernandez has high-functioning autism, which limits his ability to communicate and interact with others. From around March or April 2014 until January 2016, a male assistant manager created a hostile work environment by repeatedly referring to Fernandez as a “retard,” calling him “stupid,” using profanity, requesting oral sex, threatening to sexually assault him, and subjecting him to unwanted physical contact. Fernandez filed a complaint and requested to be moved to a different shift, so that he would not have to work with the male assistant manager. Fernandez resigned due to the harassment after he was again assigned to work with the same male assistant manager who again sexually harassed him.

Source: EEOC Sues Golden Corral for Disability,  Sexual Harassment and Discharge

Gutiérrez: DACA Announcement & Implications for Approps Fights | Congressman Luis Gutierrez

“I personally will not support any funding bill that does not include a safe harbor for DREAMers – and I will work to have others join me in opposition.  If they need our votes, we are bringing 800,000 young immigrants with us.“I have already spoken with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and will be talking to other Democrats in the House, but if Republicans need our votes, we need to have legislation to protect immigrant youth who have DACA.

Source: Gutiérrez: DACA Announcement & Implications for Approps Fights | Congressman Luis Gutierrez

USCIS On Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) | USCIS

DACA Has Changed! We are no longer accepting initial requests for DACA, but we will adjudicate initial requests for DACA accepted by Sept. 5, 2017. We will no longer approve advance parole requests associated with DACA. We are only adjudicating DACA renewal requests received by Oct. 5, 2017, from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.

Source: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) | USCIS