Wage Theft: The Crime Wave Nobody Talks About

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    Kim Bobo, IWJ executive director and author of Wage Theft in America, says wage theft is “the crime wave no one talks about.”

    It’s really all around us. There are workers who are not getting paid minimum wage, not paid overtime, [are] misclassified as independent contractors (so employers can avoid having to pay benefits), who don’t get all their tips. Some workers get laid off and don’t get their last paycheck. For some workers, they work all day and don’t get paid at all.

    A new report, issued earlier this week, backs up IWJ’s findings. Nearly half of immigrant day laborers surveyed in New Jersey were not paid for all the work they completed, according to the report by the Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Social Justice. Some 48 percent of the immigrant day laborers surveyed in seven New Jersey towns reported experiencing at least one instance over the past year in which they were not paid for all the work they had done, and more than half (54 percent) said they had been paid less than promised.

    In addition, nearly all of the day laborers (94 percent) said they were not paid overtime, the report found. Bryan Lonegan, Seton Hall law professor and co-author of the report, “All Work and No Pay: Day Laborers, Wage Theft, and Workplace Justice in New Jersey,” said in a statement:

    Unfortunately, immigrant day laborers are just the highly visible tip of the iceberg because wage theft and labor violations happen all the time in restaurants, gas stations, home health care, janitorial, laundries, car washes and beauty and nail salons.

    Wage Theft: The Crime Wave Nobody Talks About | AFL-CIO NOW BLOG
     
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    Perhaps, they will take what they have and go home.
     
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    Firstly, this is not politics. Secondly, a link to a union blog is not exactly without an agenda.

    Again... Shitto makes a fool of himself. No wonder he hates conservatives.... he's jealous of other people.
     
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    This what happens when Unions are weakened. Basically what has happened over the last couple of decades seems like it was planned. Steps as follows:
    -Capture union employees by giving out ample wages and benefits.
    -Lobby government to change employment and overtimes rules.
    -Hire off shore.
    -Encourage consultants and "associates" as opposed to full time employees.
    -Begin "Synergy" efforts to reduce redundancy.
    -Begin "RIF"s. (reduction in force)
    -Begin "more with less" programs.

    The end result being that employees that "survive" the layoffs are to keep people to frightened and off balance to complain. They put up with working longer hours with more tasks with no increase in salaries.

    Mission accomplished.
     
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    Guess what..."The good old days" are gone forever.

    Well, that is unless you're an AFSCME parasite.
     
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    Though not a member of a union or really union lover, when the unions were stronger, wages were better for ALL working American stiffs.
    When Reagan busted unions that led to the decline of the Middle Class.
     
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    No. This is what happens to undocumented workers.

    Being here illegally has risks.
     
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    Oh bullshit.

    When is the last time you held a real job?

    I've been at my present job for 13 years..and this is exactly what I have been seeing.
     
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    :cuckoo:

    Sounds like a raving looney who has her panties in a wad, and hates it because I am wealthy and she is an imbecile. LMAO!!! :lol::lol:

    Of course it is politics. You are supposed to draw the conclusion that regulation is failing to protect workers, because they are weak rugged individuals lacking power to face a corporation. LOL!! And I would tell you people who have unity and have negotiated contracts like Unions, don't have this problem.

    But you are so hatefilled and a fat ass that turned red, you can't handle it!! LMAO!!!:lol:
     

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