Community Hearing on Wage Theft: Music Center Construction Workers Tell All

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February 28, 2013

** Interview Opportunity**

Cathy Junia
Phone: 773-710-9837

Nashville, TN – While Nashville takes great pride in the construction of its new convention center, construction workers struggle to make ends meet as their wages are stolen from them. 

Over the last two years, workers and worker allies have exposed misclassification and underpayment practices by some Music City Center sub-contractors. On March 9, a group of local faith leaders will join workers in bearing witness to stories of injustice and wage theft at one of the cities biggest and most expensive projects.

The community hearing investigating the wage theft problems experienced by construction workers building the convention center is sponsored by a range of worker rights and social justice organizations, including Interfaith Worker Justice, Workers Dignity, Justice for Our Neighbor, and Clergy for Tolerance.

WHAT: Community Hearing on Wage Theft at Music City Center

WHO: Music City Center construction workers
            Faith leaders and community allies

WHEN: Saturday, March 9
              10 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Raintree Room
                The Scarritt Bennett Center
                1008 19th Ave. S.
You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall not steal; and you shall not keep for yourself the wages of a laborer until morning.

– Leviticus 19:13

 Interfaith Worker Justice has been organizing, educating and advocating at the intersection of work and faith since 1996. There are 70 affiliated organizations in the country.