On August 22, 2015, I attended a rally in San Jose to protest the practice of wage theft by the Bay View Care Home. The Bay View Care Home has been found guilty of $83,846 in unpaid wages to its caregivers. Among the groups that particpated were the Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants, Anakbayan Silicon Valley, SEIU, the Silicon Valley Workers Project, the National Alliance for FIlipino Concerns, Migrante NorCal, the Santa Clara Valley Wage Theft Coalition, and the Democratic Club of Sunnyvale.
I took photos and talked to the various individuals who particpated in the rally. I learned a lot about the various activities going on in the valley concerning wage theft issues. Caregivers are especially vulnerable to wage theft, and this is of special concern to Filipino American worker groups, since Filipino Americans make up such a large percentage of caregivers in the valley. Over 60% of caregivers do not receive overtime pay for overtime work. Caregivers average around $1088 of wages unpaid per worker per month.
Here is a youtube video I made with photos of the rally.