Stealing from Poor Workers

ruth-milkmanBaltimore Ruth Milkman of UCLA and Nik Theodore of University of Illinois, Chicago are top researchers and obviously savvy enough to put out their study, Broken Promises, Unprotected Workers, as an exclusive to Steve Greenhouse at the Times to get maximum attention to their summary of surveys from over 4000 workers in 2008 which indicates that wage theft from workers is simply routine.  I wish this was a surprise, but of course it is not.  The whole report is probably timed to Labor Day.  Hopefully, Russell Sage Foundation which financed the report will say something more than “low wage workers are hard to find,” which was such a preposterous comment that I found myself laughing in the pre-dawn while I read the highlights.

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