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Mr. Leone Jose Bicchieri

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Executive Director

Chicago Workers Collaborative
5014 S. Ashland
Chicago, Illinois 60609
United States

Company Description: The Chicago Workers' Collaborative is a coalition of faith and community-based organizations which seeks to raise the standards for low-wage workers in the state of...   more
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  • B.A. , Anthropology
    Reed College
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Such experiences are increasingly common, ...
inthesetimes.com, 6 Jan 2014 [cached]
Such experiences are increasingly common, according to Leone Jose Bicchieri, executive director of the Chicago Workers Collaborative (CWC), a non-profit workers center that organizes low-wage and temp workers. Not only has temporary employment expanded into sectors that used to be sources of stable full-time employment, he says, but it's often no longer really temporary. Some temps are brought on for only days or weeks, others work for years at the same plant through the same agency.
Organizers in the field, Bicchieri says, now talk about "staffing agencies" rather than "temp agencies," and "direct-hire" workers rather than "permanent" employees.
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"We view it like ending child labor," Bicchieri says, "something that's really going to take a social movement."
Worker rights for Chicago area immigrants, street vendors, cleaning cooperative
www.chicagoworkerscollaborative.org, 29 April 2010 [cached]
Leone Bicchieri (left) Gene Marino (right)
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Left: CWC Executive Director, Leone Bicchieri leads protest at the Cubs-Arizona Diamonbacks game, 04-28-10. Courtesy N.Y. Times
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Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Feature of Leone Jose Bicchieri National Funders Group Panel on Labor
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"If we don't push as hard as possible for immigration reform, one of the consequences is going to be more racial profiling, like is happening right now in Arizona," CWC Director, Leone Bicchieri, ABC News. (04-27-10)
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Bottom Left: CWC Director, Leone Jose Bicchieri, "workers must organize in their workplace and then call the DOL," Telemundo, 04-01-10.
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Photo (from right to left): CWC Executive Director, Leone Bicchieri, CWC leaders and former Duraco employees, Brenda Rodriguez and Kim Cambra
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"The real security threat of senior janitors and foodservice personnel in such enterprises is absurd," said CWC Executive Director, Leone Jose Bicchieri, in an interview with Telemundo.
Audits will lead to the firing of thousands of low-wage immigrant workers with years of seniority and accrued benefits. Audited companies will benefit by by getting rid of higher paid workers, replacing them with workers at entry-level pay rates with no benefits. Companies will hire temp agencies and other subcontractors to bring in immigrants paid at minimum rates or less without benefits. "All ICE has accomplished with this enforcement action is increase worker exploitation while forcing many older workers into unemployment situations where they can't provide for their kids, the vast majority of whom are U.S. Citizens," said Bicchieri (11/19/09).
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CWC's Executive Director, Leone Jose Bicchieri, promotes the "Ventanilla Laboral" on radio and TV. (5/19/09)
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"The real security threat of senior janitors and foodservice personnel in such enterprises is absurd," said CWC Executive Director, Leone Jose Bicchieri, in an interview with Telemundo.
Audits will lead to the firing of thousands of low-wage immigrant workers with years of seniority and accrued benefits. Audited companies will benefit by by getting rid of higher paid workers, replacing them with workers at entry-level pay rates with no benefits. Companies will hire temp agencies and other subcontractors to bring in immigrants paid at minimum rates or less without benefits. "All ICE has accomplished with this enforcement action is increase worker exploitation while forcing many older workers into unemployment situations where they can't provide for their kids, the vast majority of whom are U.S. Citizens," said Bicchieri (11/19/09).
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CWC's Executive Director, Leone Jose Bicchieri, promotes the "Ventanilla Laboral" on radio and TV. (5/19/09)
Main Street Project
mainstreet.obiki.org, 8 Dec 2010 [cached]
Leone Jose Bicchieri
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Leone Jose Bicchieri has almost 20 years experience organizing Latino and other immigrant workers. He is the executive director of the Chicago Workers Collaborative (CWC), a worker center which organizes low-wage workers to understand and fight for their rights. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Chicago-based Center for New Community. Leone has played organizing and leadership roles with Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, Interfaith Worker Justice, Oregon's Farmworker Union, known by its Spanish acronym of PCUN, and was an organizer for the Justice for Janitors Campaign with SEIU Local 1 and Witness for Peace in a rural war zone in Nicaragua.
Edyael Casaperalta is a program and research associate with the Center for Rural Strategies. She has worked with Llano Grande Center for Research and Development, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educational pursuits and community youth leadership, beginning when she was a sophomore at Edcouch-Elsa High School in Elsa, Texas. Edyael is one of four founders of the Llano Grande Center's Spanish Language Immersion Institute, and led several community-based initiatives in her rural South Texas hometown. Born in Mexico, she immigrated to the U.S. when 12 years old.
Center for New Community - Leone Jose Bicchieri
www.newcomm.org, 19 Aug 2009 [cached]
Leone Jose Bicchieri
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Leone Jose Bicchieri has almost 20 years experience organizing Latino and other immigrant workers, workers of all backgrounds, and organizing around community and immigration issues. He is currently Senior Organizer at the Chicago-based Center for New Community, where he is Coordinator of the Midwest Immigrant Health Project, a community-based effort to organize immigrant workers (largely Latinos) around health care access, as well as in-plant health and safety issues in several meatpacking communities in the Midwest.
Before joining the Center for New Community in early 2007, Bicchieri was Lead Organizer for two years with a "Justice for Janitors" campaign in Madison, WI. In 2003 Bicchieri was a national staff person with the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, coordinating the 13-city route which the two Los Angeles buses took across the country to the East Coast. He came to Chicago in 2000 to work with Interfaith Worker Justice, where from 2000-2003 he coordinated a national coalition to bring justice to the poultry industry, both to plant workers as well as to chicken farmers, primarily in Arkansas, North Carolina, and other southern states.
Mr. Bicchieri headed a community organizing campaign in Milwaukee's Latino neighborhood 1999-2000, and from 1991-1999 he was an organizer (and member of the Board of Directors) with Oregon's Farmworker Union, known by its Spanish acronym of PCUN. Leone worked with Witness for Peace in a rural war zone in Nicaragua from 1988-1991, collaborating with the local catholic parish to document the effects of the Contra War.
Leone was recently invited to join the Board of Directors of the Main Street Project, which is a project of the League of Rural Voters. Bicchieri graduated from Reed College in 1988 with a B.A. in Anthropology. He has lived and studied abroad, and has traveled widely in Mexico, Central America, Europe, and Russia.
League of Rural Voters :: Rural Summit
leagueofruralvoters.org, 14 Nov 2007 [cached]
Leone Jose Bicchhieri - Senior Organizer, Center for New Community
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