Wage theft hurts families who just want to pay their bills, it hurts good businesses that follow the rules, and it hurts all of us when people are cheated out of money they would otherwise circulate back into our communities.
CTUL is leading a coalition of organizations who have collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to present a Wage Theft Initiative in the state legislature. Governor Mark Dayton is also getting behind this initiative after meeting with community and labor groups. The Wage Theft Initiative proposes policy changes to give the Department more enforcement tools and an increased budget to hire four additional wage and hour investigators to do proactive outreach across the state.
The campaign continues to grow momentum! Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is teaming up with workers who have been victims of wage theft to hold an event in the Capitol Rotunda from 2-3pm on Wednesday February 15th. We hope you can be there!