Tag: labor complaint

Many poor people have a job--they just don't get paid

Poor people are poor because they don’t want to work, right? That’s what a lot of Americans believe. But imagine working 40 hours a week, even putting in overtime, and having nothing to show for it. That’s a reality for many of Chicago’s workers who experience wage theft–employers circumventing the law by paying under the... Read more »

Chicago workers fight back against stolen wages

Every week in Cook County, $7.3 million dollars is stolen, according to the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. No, it’s not a bank heist or even a sticky-fingered politician. It’s wage theft–employers stealing money rightly owed to their employees. Thursday was the national day against wage theft, and... Read more »