Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama Must Embrace Immigrants to Reform Economy

By Jessica Acee, Imagine 2050
January 19, 2009

The American Economy will never recover if workers are robbed of their wages. When workers suffer from wage theft, the economy feels it too. According to Kim Bobo, founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, in her new book Wage Theft in America, 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; many are not paid overtime or paid at all. Offenders range from huge corporations like Wal-Mart to small sub-contractors in the residential construction sector. [...]

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