Rally Set for Tuesday to Support Wage Theft Bill

Monday, May 5, 2014

Rally Set for Tuesday to Support Wage Theft Bill(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)With the Wage Theft Prevention Act bill expected to be voted on tomorrow, the Employment Justice Center and allies are planning a rally at the DC City Council at 9am. "Help us pack the room for the vote!" the EJC urges. "Chamber lobbyists have come out in strong opposition to the bill, and will be fighting us every step of the way with eleven amendments they've already floated to weaken the bill, so we need to show huge community support to fight back." The Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2014 strengthens and expands safeguards against wage theft in the District, and would establish formal procedures to enable victims of wage theft to recover unpaid wages and damages, increase the penalties for those responsible for committing wage theft and provide greater protection for workers who stand up for their rights.Check out the EJC's report, Stolen Wages in the Nation's Capital, for more info on the bill. 


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