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Supporters of fired undocumented workers hold ‘March for Dignity’

Supporters of the 200 undocumented workers fired from Pacific Steel Casting Company held a “March for Dignity” Friday, expressing their frustration, demands for immigration reform and a commitment to continue fighting. More than 400 workers, family members and supporters marched peacefully from City Hall beginning at 10 a.m. to the
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Roberto Rodriguez formerly worked at Pacific Steel.

Steel company sued by former employee

Berkeley resident Roberto Rodriguez remembers his first day of work at Pacific Steel Casting Company — a landscape of heavy machinery, loud noises and flying embers. The company superintendent took him to the front gate and said, “Look, Bobby, it’s a hell in there.” At the time, Rodriguez was 19
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Berkeley City Council opposes federal audit of Pacific Steel

Berkeley City Council members voted unanimously at their June 28  meeting to adopt a resolution to dissuade the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from pursuing I-9 audits of the Berkeley-based Pacific Steel Casting Company. Councilmember Jesse Arreguin said the vote was a significant step in demonstrating Berkeley’s opposition to the
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The Pacific Steel Casting Company faces an audit to verify the employment eligibility of its workers.

Pacific Steel to undergo employment eligibility audits

The Berkeley-based Pacific Steel Casting Company will be subject to an audit to verify the employment eligibility of its workers, raising concerns about the termination or deportation of any illegal immigrant workers employed by the company. Pacific Steel will be participating in an employment eligibility audit by the U.S. Immigration
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