Advocates Rally Against Unscrupulous Employers
Updated: Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011, 10:05 PM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011, 10:05 PM CDT
HOUSTON – Every day, some unscrupulous Houston area employers are ripping off workers by withholding or shortchanging wages.
Worker advocates gathered in front of the Leland Federal Building today to call for a state-wide crackdown on this form of stealing.
The Interfaith Worker Justice Center wants rapid enforcement against those who take labor, fail to pay for it and leave families scrambling to survive.
“How can you put food on the table how can you pay rent or your mortgage if you are not getting paid for the work that you did?”
The Interfaith Worker Justice Center says it’s identified more than $3 million in wages stolen this year.
The worst offenders include construction, restaurants and cleaning services