Wage Theft

RI State House Watch March 4 edition

An update of events and hearings at the RI State House

Botany Bay Construction - do the right thing

Botany Bay Construction (Worcester MA) wage theft demonstration. Metrowest Worker Center (Casa) and Carpenters Local 107 come together to support 5 construction workers who together are owed $25,200 in back wages for work they did. The men did such quality work that Botany Bay (the project general contractor) offered to hire them after the subcontractor, Fastway Builder, took off without paying the workers for work already done.

Workers take action to recover earned pay

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Gabriel*, a truck driver in Florida, wouldn’t take “no” for an answer when his former employer denied him a final paycheck.

Rally Against Wage Theft, Feb. 1, 2012, Durham NH

This video was produced by the Carpenters Union to publicize unjust treatment of workers in Durham, NH. 

Workers Win Wage Settlement After Community Protest

As Durham residents, student leaders, faith community members and others gathered last night for a vigil at the offices of the Cottages of Durham, the AFSC’s Maggie Fogarty received the call they’d been hoping for.  It was Larry Vogelman, attorney for the workers on whose behalf the vigil had been organized.  The workers--eight carpenters seeking payment for unpaid wages and overtime--had reached a settlement with Cottage Builders.  They would be paid the following day.  Maggie shared this news with the forty or so assembled people, who erupted in cheers. 

People's Hearing on Worker Justice

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 1:00pm

Stop worker injustice!

Every year, crooked employers cheat employees out of billions of dollars in wages and benefits and take advantage of hardworking families.

Join us for an unparalleled opportunity to make sure the U.S. Department of Labor listens to everyday people.

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