A wage theft offensive in Houston

Low-wage workers in Houston are going on the offensive to fight wage theft with a new ordinance in Texas' largest city. While the Lone Star State might seem like an unlikely place for such a battle, Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center was an important player in the passage of state-wide wage theft prevention legislation that Gov. Rick Perry signed into law in summer of 2010.

"This is the one issue that affects all our members," said Laura Boston, executive director of Houston IWJC. Founded in 2006, the workers' center is made of day laborers, domestic workers, restaurant workers and other industries.


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