You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy labourers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land in one of your towns.

Jeremiah 22:1-5, 11-17 (CEB)

Breaking Faith: Outsourcing and the Damage Done to our Communities

Our report following a four-month international investigation into Mondelēz outsourcing of good, family-sustaining jobs to Mexico where workers only make about a dollar an hour. READ THE REPORT >>

Wage Theft: The Need for Robust Wage and Hour Enforcement

By Alejandra Gramajo (IWJ work-study student) 

As wage theft continues to hinder the lives of workers, the House Appropriations Committee has acknowledged new solutions are necessary in their most recent hearing on wage theft this past Tuesday. In Chicago alone, a survey of workers in low wage jobs found that 67 percent of individuals who worked more than 40 hours a week, were not paid overtime even though they were entitled to it.[1] This shows just how difficult it can be to enforce wage laws within a state. Enforcing these laws across st...

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Urge Support for Dream Act and Healthy Families Act

Dream/Healthy Families Act

As Congress clocks out for the weekend many members of Congress can be proud of the shifts they put in this week. Two very important but very different pieces of legislation were introduced that, if passed, will improve the lives of millions of people living in the United States.

On Wednesday, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard introduced the Dream and Promise A...

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An Open Letter to Wendy’s from National Faith Leaders

To Nelson Peltz and the Wendy’s Board of Directors,

We write as faith leaders of national religious denominations and organizations to urge Wendy’s to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program. Our faith traditions call on us to uphold human dignity and to build a society grounded in the firm belief that we must love our neighbors as ourselves. The hu...

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Stop Wage Theft

Have you been a victim of wage theft?

Working off the clock, stealing tips, not paying overtime, or misclassifying workers are just a few ways dishonest employers might steal wages.

Learn to spot the signs and fight back here