If stealing is a crime, then bosses should be prosecuted for wage theft.
An estimated $1 billion is stolen from workers each year in New York City alone. A preliminary survey of workers’ centers and legal advocates shows that less than 2% is ever recovered and paid back to workers. Bosses continue to break the law and walk away without even a slap on the wrist. Whether the minimum wage rises to $10 or $15 an hour, workers are still increasingly unpaid, underpaid and overworked.
Join us to hear workers, students, legal advocates and politicians discuss new findings on the proliferation of wage theft and strategize together around the SWEAT Bill–an exciting new way we can hold bosses accountable, toughen enforcement and unleash future waves of workers’ organizing.