Casa Latina's mission is to empower Latino immigrants through educational and economic opportunities.

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Wage Theft Noir: How Casa Latina Deals with Real Life Crime and Drama

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:16pm

Movie theaters provide Seattle with the best of crime, drama, intrigue, and detective work on film, but what happens when this type of action takes place in real life at a cinema near you?

Jorge cleaned a movie theater for two and a half years, but the janitorial company that hired him failed to pay his overtime. When payday came around, the boss ignored Jorge, and came to owe him $15,000 in unpaid wages. 

Important News from Casa Latina's Executive Director

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 5:39pm
Dear Friends and Allies,
 
Since I began organizing Casa Latina with Latino day laborers and activists in the early 1990s, it has been my dream to  build a strong organization that I could someday pass on to a new leader.  It is with excitement—and some sadness—that I can say that time has arrived. Over the next few months, I will be transitioning out of my role as executive director of Casa Latina and plan to pass the torch to a new leader in the first quarter of 2016. 
 

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