Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Class Action Notice Landscaping H-2B Case

To: Advocates for Workers

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania nationwide FLSA opt-in class action notice on behalf of H-2B workers against The Brickman Group, Ltd. is available at the following web location:
http://friendsfw.org/H-2B/Brickman/Class_Notice.pdf

The consent form must be returned prior to July 15, 2006. A copy of the consent form is available for printing at:
http://friendsfw.org/H-2B/Brickman/Brickman_Consent.pdf

Brickman is one of the largest employer's of H-2B landscaping workers. The class includes more than 2,000 persons from Mexico and more than 100 persons from Guatemala. The lawsuit is based upon the continuing failure to comply with Arriaga, et al. v. Florida Pacific Farms, LLC, et al., 305 F.3d 1228 (11th Cir. 2002)

The Defendant's U.S. operations where in numerous different status. Addresses supplied as last known US addresses for foreign H-2B workers include persons in the following states (in declining numbers of persons for 2005) : MD; MI; PA; IN; MO; OH; NJ; VA; NY; CO; TX; CT; FL; DE; TN; IL; CA; MA; NC

Interested persons should contact Friends of Farmworkers staff attorney Manuel Boigues, mboigues@friendsfw.org, telephone (215) 733-0878, ext. 130.

Co-counsel include:

Edward Tuddenham
and
Rachel Micah-Jones
Centro de los Derechos del Migrante
Calle Víctor Rosales #164
Col. Centro, Zacatecas, Zac., Méx.
C.P. 98000
Tel: 011 (52) 492 925 2510
Fax: 011 (52) 492 925 2511
Free call from Mexico 01-800-59-01-773
Free call within the US: 1 - (800) 401-5901


From: Art Read, Friends of Farmworkers

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