The Movement to End Wage Theft

Nik Theodore


This report examines the wage theft movement, highlighting the strategies that have developed to address violations of employment laws. Organizations have led direct-action campaigns against unscrupulous employers; drafted legislation and educated policymakers about the issue; pressed for stronger federal, state and local enforcement of wage and hour laws; and devised innovative strategies for improving working conditions in the low-wage labor market. These activities have propelled the problem of wage theft into public policy debates, and new efforts are underway to strengthen workplace protections.

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