Retail janitors employed by Capital Building Services Group to clean Macy’s and Herberger’s stores around the Twin Cities have received their settlement payments from a wage theft lawsuit totaling $425,000.
The University of Minnesota Labor Education Service and Workday Minnesota are teaming up with a group of worker organizations to host "Confronting Wage Theft" on Thursday, June 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Hanson Hall at the university. Habra interpretacion al espanol.
The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters has launched a website, www.respectthecraft.org, aimed at creating public awareness around the issue of payroll fraud, one of the problems identified in the Workday Minnesota series on wage theft.
Working people have millions of dollars stolen from them every day. If it were done at gunpoint, the thefts would make headlines. But because the losses occur at work – and are not regarded as criminal – few people know what is happening to them.