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Wage Theft Resources

Thou Shalt Not Steal - A Toolkit on Wage Theft

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Thou Shalt Not Steal - Loosening the Bonds of Injustice

A responsive prayer on wage theft.

 

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

Book CoverIn what has been described as "the crime wave no one talks about," wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States ever year. Between two and three million workers are paid less than the minimum wage. More than three million are misclassified by their employers as independent contractors when they are really employees, allowing employers to shirk their share of payroll taxes and to illegally deny workers overtime pay. Even the Economic Policy Foundation, a business- funded think tank, estimated that companies annually steal 19 billion dollars in unpaid overtime. The scope of these abuses is staggering, and in response, activists, unions, and policymakers are beginning to take notice. Nationally-recognized social justice activist Kim Bobo's Wage Theft in America is an incisive handbook for activists, organizers,workers, and concerned citizens on how to prevent the flagrant exploitation of America's working people. Bobo offers a sweeping analysis of the crisis, citing hard-hitting statistics and heartbreaking first-person accounts of exploitation at the hands of employers. She then offers concrete solutions, with special attention to what a new Presidential administration can do to address one of the gravest issues facing workers in the 21st-century.

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Congregational Study Guide for Wage Theft In America

Congregations are encouraged to use Wage Theft in America as an adult study program.