Organizing for Worker Justice
Comprehensive Immigration Reform
The Movement to End Wage Theft
The Discount board set aside a pool of funds for general operating support grants to organizations engaged in education and mobilization in support of “pro-worker” immigration reform. Read more.
May Day 2013 March for Immigrant & Worker Justice. Photo credit: Voces de la Frontera.
Wage theft, the illegal underpayment of wages primarily affects the working poor. It is widespread and occurs in various forms and industries. It is estimated that millions of low wage workers annually are not paid at legally required overtime rates, at minimum wages or for total hours worked. In response workers’ rights organizations have engaged in increasingly sophisticated and successful campaigns to strengthen enforcement and make sure that monies due employees are repaid. Read more.