Friday, January 12, 2007

Will Acting Labor Commissioner Robert Jones continue to ignore these Spanish Wage Claim Hearing statistics?

Wage claim cases are processed per Labor Code Section 98 et al. Hearing Officers are not authorized to intentionally delay cases requiring foreign language translation, and they are certainly not authorized to delay cases so that translator/buddies can make extra money. What about those state-issued checks that were issued for translating services on those 33 Spanish cases in July, 2005? Here are some interesting stats..

Deputy Labor Commissioner II Vicki Tamoush,
June, 2005
non-Spanish Hearings: 43
Spanish Hearings: 0
Total Hearings: 43
Percent Spanish: 0% (that's 0 out of 43)

July, 2005
non-Spanish Hearings: 11
Spanish Hearings: 33
Total Hearings: 44
Percent Spanish: 75% (that's 33 out of 44)

Approximately 10% of Santa Ana's wage claims require the services of Spanish translator, so (even) during an abnormal month where Santa Ana received DOUBLE the amount of normal Spanish wage claims...that statistic would only jump to would NEVER jump from 0% to 75% unless there was divine (or in this case, Hearing Officer) intervention. These statistics cannot be mathmatically explained, so where the hell is the Civil Rights Office, and why aren't they investigating this evidence? The Dept. of Industrial Retaliation: protecting their favorites and crucifying their unfavorites.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upper management has known about these statistics for a long time but nothing has been done to Vicki Tamoush. Lupe and Abby visited the Santa Ana office and verified the fact that Tamoush was holding back Spanish speaking hearings for her friend Mindy aka schoolteacher so she could earn mucho dinero during school breaks. Think about $45/hr. and how much you can rack up in one month. Split two ways this is an awfully good part time job for both of them. When this discimination against hispanics was discovered the only disciplinary action was to have George Gomez schedule all her hearings from now on. The poor hispanics get screwed again and two white chicks make out like bandits. Such is life in the labor board.

1/14/2007 1:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone knows any hispanic organizations, these articles should be sent to them. Since the department cannot clean up their own messes maybe an outside organization can bring some pressure to bear. This is beyond being ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!

1/14/2007 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contact CLRA. They would be very interested.

1/14/2007 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell it the way it is brothers and sisters!

1/15/2007 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CRLA stands for the California Rural Legal Assistance. They are always looking out for the Hispanics.

1/16/2007 4:27 AM  

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