Wage Theft in America

Wage Theft in America

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In what has been described as ?the crime wave no one talks about, OCO billions of dollars worth of wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States every yearOCoa grand theft that exceeds every other larceny category. Even the Economic Policy Foundation, a business-funded think tank, has estimated that companies annually steal an incredible $19 billion in unpaid overtime. The scope of these abuses is staggering, but activists, unions, and policymakersOCoalong with everyday Americans in congregations and towns across the countryOCohave begun to take notice. While the first edition of qWage Theft in Americaq documented the scope of the problem, this new edition adds the latest research on wage theft and tells what community, religious, and labor activists are now doing to address the crisisOCofrom passing state and local wage-theft bills to establishing mayoral task forces and tapping agencies that help low-wage workers in spotting wage theft. Offering a sweeping analysis of the crisis, citing hard-hitting statistics and heartbreaking first-person accounts of exploitation at the hands of employers, this new and updated edition of qWage Theft in Americaq offers concrete solutions and a roadmap for putting an end to this insidious practice.qWhile the first edition of aquot;Wage Theft in Americaaquot; documented the scope of the problem, this new edition adds the latest research on wage theft and tells what community, religious, and labor activists are now doing to address the ...


Title:Wage Theft in America
Author: Kim Bobo
Publisher:The New Press - 2011-09-01
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