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I want to take a moment to honor the workers I've gotten to know over the years I've practiced law. Today being #InternationalWorkersDay, we're reminded that workers are the majority, worldwide, and face a common struggle, worldwide.
It's too easy it is for our legal system to disadvantage workers - disproportionately immigrant. The protections aren't where they must be, and are where they shouldn't.

Not paid a living wage.
Victimized by labor brokers who earn their trust.
Victims of payroll fraud.
Unsafe working conditions.
Threats of immigration enforcement.
Workplace raids.
Barred from organizing.
Suffering under at-will "right to work."

I remember my clients who have been victimized in at least one of these ways, sometimes more.
An Urdu poet remarked

ہاتھوں پے زخم ماتھے پے پھسینہ
میں پیر مزدور پے زنجیر دیکھتا ہوں
Wounded hands, sweat on their brow
Yet I still see chains on the worker's feet
Honor our workers.
Remember that workers take risk, too, just like employers.
Remember it's the right thing to do.
Remember that exploitation is wrong.

No one said compassion is easy. That's precisely why it brings strength.

Happy #MayDay
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