LOS ANGELES- A federal jury in Los Angeles has ordered a company to repay $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency. The jury on Monday found that Los Angeles-based Universal Placement International and its owner, Lourdes Navarro, failed to properly... more »
NEW ORLEANS - The embassy of the Philippines in Washington has released the identity of a worker killed in a fiery offshore explosion off the coast of Louisiana. In a news release on the embassy website, he was identified as 42-year-old Elroy Corporal. Meanwhile, the embassy said it holds out... more »
SHREVEPORT- The Caddo Parish School Board will vote this week on whether to sponsor 35 teachers from the Philippines for the "green card" that allows permanent U.S. residency. The board is expected to approve the plan. It says the teachers are well into their fourth year in Caddo Parish Schools,... more »
An attorney for a California company accused unions of igniting the controversy over Filipino teachers recruited to work in East Baton Rouge Parish and other public-school systems. Universal Placement International is appealing a Louisiana Workforce Commission hearing officer's order to refund $1.8 million in fees collected from more than 360... more »
Teacher unions say Filipino teachers working in Louisiana are being cheated out of thousands of dollars. They've asked the state to kick a recruiting company out of the state. They also want the contracts for 200 Filipino teachers voided.
Louisiana Federation of Teachers leaders say each teacher signed an... more »