Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid- And What We Can Do About It

February 20, 2009

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Wage theft in America grabbed national headlines during the recent sit-in by the workers at Republic Windows and Doors, but it is far from being a new phenomenon. Every year, billions of dollars in wages are stolen from millions of workers. It's grand theft that annually exceeds every other category of larceny on record. And in today's economy, this crime affects more Americans than ever before. Author and organizer Kim Bobo has written an incisive handbook for activists, workers and concerned citizens on how to prevent flagrant exploitation of America's working people. Bobo is the Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice and co-author of Organizing for Social Change, the best-selling manual on progressive organizing.

 

Recorded Friday, February 20, 2009 at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.