The wage theft committee of the Community of Friends in Action is beginning to plan a video documenting the experience of our friends in the jornalero community, of wage theft. “Wage theft” is exactly what it sounds like–the stealing of wages from employees. All over the United States unscrupulous employers are exploiting day workers–and many other workers–by hiring them for jobs and then paying them only a part of what was promised. In our community these documented thefts have amounted to as little as $400 and as much as $20,000. The committee is hoping to create a film that will demonstrate how such theft affects all of us. Stay tuned!
Here, a committee member ponders the issue during a recent meeting.