August 30, 2023

Wage Theft Cost NY Workers $1 Billion A Year

More than a billion dollars a year are stolen from the wages of low-income New Yorkers, yet the NYS Department of Labor only collects $20 million from employers involved with wage theft. The SWEAT bill to address the problem has failed to pass in the state legislature for many years. Jihye Song of NMASS and Gonzalo Cruz of Don Bosco Workers talk to Mark Dunlea of Hudson Mohawk Magazine about the problem.

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