Wednesday, October 27, 2021
After a two-and-a-half week trial, a federal jury today held that detained migrants at the GEO-run Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma are entitled to the state's minimum wage ($13.69/hr). GEO had been paying migrants $1 a day for tasks like cooking and cleaning.
Interestingly, the case was pursued by the Washington State's Attorney General. A class action suit by affected migrants is expected to follow.