Posts tagged "ARISE Chicago Worker Center"

Unjustly fired Rolf’s bakery workers win settlement for severance pay

Unjustly fired Rolf’s bakery workers win settlement for severance pay
More than 18 months after a group of workers first filed a lawsuit against Rolf’s Patisserie, Inc., for unpaid severance pay, the former employees of the Lincolnwood-based baker finally have a check in their hands. The 134 workers were fired from Rolf’s just before Christmas in December 2011, when the company closed its doors with... Read more »

UIC study: Car washes in Chicago exploit workers, violate wage and safety laws

UIC study: Car washes in Chicago exploit workers, violate wage and safety laws
On a bad day Oscar Olivares earns $5 a day in tips working as a car washer, a good day can get him $55, but most of the time the pay is somewhere in between and that’s his only income for that day. The 45-year-old Salvadorian immigrant has been working in this industry for eight... Read more »

Another Republic Windows? Patisserie workers fight alleged wage theft, firing

Another Republic Windows? Patisserie workers fight alleged wage theft, firing
For Deyanira Alvarez, Rolf’s Patisserie was like a second home. Not only were both her mother-in-law and brother-in-law employed there, the 25-year-old had been working at the bakery for four years. She wasn’t the only one–there were entire families working at Rolf’s in Lincolnwood. Those families got some unexpected and unfortunate news just days before... Read more »
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