Friday November 18th was the National Day of Action Against Wage Theft. Across the country, workers’ centers and other groups brought attention to this important issue. The Workers’ Center of Central New York (WCCNY) organized a rally and a street theater performance to raise awareness about and call for an end to the wage theft epidemic.
What is wage theft? Wage theft is an epidemic, it means paying workers below minimum wage, forcing workers to work off the clock, not paying overtime, missclassifying workers, and/or not paying workers at all.
Approximately 80% of workers never recover their wages. That is Workers’ Center of CNY rallied to send a message to enforcement agencies and to employers that wage theft will not be tolerated in their communities.
END WAGE THEFT NOW!