Two California hotels currently find themselves in dispute with their labor unions over enrollment in the E-Verify Program. The legal basis for the unions complaints alleged that both hotels, respectively, enrolled and implemented E-Verify without first notifying or providing the union an opportunity to bargain and then refused to bargain with Union representatives, in violation of the National Labor Relations Act. Approximately 25 workers of the two hotels, joined by their union representatives and local immigration groups, created a delegation to speak with hotel management about their enrollment in E-Verify and to express their concerns with the federal system’s accuracy rate. When negotiations failed, the complaints were then filed in June with the National Labor Relations Board to seek redress. A hearing is scheduled on the matter for late October. Read the full story here.
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