Categories & Tags: wage theft

INSTITUTE INDEX: Striking for fast-food justice   |   May 15, 2014
Date on which fast-food workers across the United States and around the world are taking part in a one-day strike for higher pay and the right to unionize: 5/15/2014 Number of...

 

Texas construction workers: 40 hours a week, living in poverty   |   January 28, 2013
By Equal Voice News Texas is one of the largest and most important construction markets in the country. It's driving the industry at a time when much of the country is still...

 

North Carolina workers share experiences of wage theft   |   September 25, 2012
By NC Policy Watch Wage theft -- an employer's underpayment or nonpayment of wages to workers who have earned those wages -- has severe financial consequences for workers,...

 

Restaurant workers set sights on Walmart wannabe: Darden   |   May 30, 2012
By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes Restaurant workers organizing with the Restaurant Opportunities Center have trained their sights on their most ambitious target yet -- a giant chain...

 

Wage war: Employers stealing millions from US workers   |   February 13, 2012
By Kathy Mulady, Equal Voice News Workers nationwide are losing millions of dollars each week to wage theft as their employers, some unscrupulous, others scrambling to keep their...

 

Wage theft cost North Carolina workers, communities millions in 2011   |   January 12, 2012
Documented wage theft cost North Carolina workers and their communities an estimated $4.7 million in 2011, according to a new report released Monday. The North Carolina Justice...

 

Gulf spill paymaster says he has eliminated claims backlog, while claimants disagree   |   September 29, 2010
By Sasha Chavkin, ProPublica Five weeks after taking over the oil spill damage claims from BP, and after widespread criticism of delays in processing applications, claims czar...

 

New Orleans day laborers want wage theft criminalized   |   July 21, 2009
Post-Katrina New Orleans has become the center of a national effort to protect migrant day laborers from wage theft. As Facing South has covered, following the 2005 hurricane...

 

Labor abuses worsen in Ike's wake   |   December 18, 2008
The disturbing stories became shockingly commonplace in the wake of Hurricane Katrina: Some of our society's poorest people performing cleanup work in dangerous conditions,...