backstretch employees

35,000 Additional H-2B Visas To Be Released By Federal Government

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday communicated to Congressional offices its intent to release 35,000 additional H-2B visas for the summer season of fiscal year 2020. This nonimmigrant visa program is used by many industries that need temporary non-agricultural help when domestic workers are unavailable. For the horse racing industry, racehorse trainers […]

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Asmussen Stable Sued By U.S. Department Of Labor For Third Time

For the third time since 2012, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen has been sued by the United States Department of Labor for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 by his KDE Equine LLC, which does business as Asmussen Racing Stable. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern […]

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Santa Anita’s Backstretch Workers ‘To Gather In A Display Of Unity Before The Media’

The legion of dedicated Hispanic workers on Santa Anita’s backstretch will make their voices heard Thursday in an effort to counter attacks in the media that threaten their love and care of horses, their livelihood and their financial survival. “The attacks against our jobs continue in the press and we must respond,” reads a flyer […]

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Former Horse Owner Blankets Santa Anita Backstretch With ‘Liquidation Merchandise’

Three days before the Los Angeles Chargers play the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC Wild Card Round playoff game in Baltimore, Santa Anita backstretch workers will score a touchdown of their own, as courtesy of former horse owner, Bhart Manwani, 1,000 blue, black, gold and white king-sized blankets, emblazoned “Chargers,” will be distributed Friday at […]

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