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From Low Wage to No Wage
Two class action lawsuits target wage theft
" mark the National Day of Action to Stop Wage Theft, the Equal Justice Center and the University of..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

The Theft of Wages Is Sin: Fighting for Migrant Workers
Advocates for migrant workers and local law enforcement team up to get deadbeat employers to pay up.
"...Commander Juan Gonzalez. Officers would typically refer workers with wage-claim issues to small claims court or to the Texas..."

Dec. 27, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Working Overtime, but Not Getting Paid for It
Labor laws: Just because they exist, doesn't mean they're enforced
"...In addition to the alleged wage theft, Gutierrez Vega said that the site was unsafe...."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Building Austin
As the city grows, is it being cavalier about the well-being of the laborers who are assembling Austin's new face?
"...the process for lodging complaints about safety violations or wage theft can be slow and difficult, especially when the..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Who's Afraid of Accountability?
Gables Residential not ready to "Build It Better" just yet
"...Project has received complaints about unsafe working conditions and wage theft at Gables Residential-owned projects. The Atlanta-based developer has..."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

When authority is ceded to a disembodied voice on the other end of a phone line, all bounds of human propriety are lost in this story's fast-food joint.
"...police officer, telephoned the eatery and described a (nonexistent) theft by said employee. That's essentially what happens to Dreama..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hightower Report
Fast-food chains stealing from low-wage workers
", a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to..."

June 6, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Fighting for Justicia
Workers Defense Project celebrates 10 years on the front lines of Texas labor
"...Defense Project in 2007. She hoped to recover her wages from a dry cleaner where she had worked for..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

A Pay Day From Perry
Perry signs law targeting wage theft
"...signed into law a measure that aims to curb theft-of-service crimes involving an employer's failure to pay wages owed..."

June 10, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

White Egret Farm: Waiting on a Thanksgiving Turkey
Is a local organic farm stiffing its workers?
"...earning a reputation for stiffing their workers out of wages owed, in a pattern apparently stretching back quite a..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Fight for $15 Protests Fast Food Working Conditions
Rallies come on heels of negative labor report on Austin restaurants
"...from a boss can have a huge impact on low-wage workers. It's a real problem, and it keeps you..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Labor: Good, Bad ... and Ugly
Pro-worker bills filed – anti-worker bills with better prospects
"...half of U.S. states will have a higher minimum wage than the federal standard of $7.25 per hour –..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

The Road to 10-1: WDAF Forum
10-1 is a marathon; not a sprint
"...pressing to WDAF, including the candidates’ positions on living wages for all workers, measures to punish wage theft, and..."

Aug. 18, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

Point Austin: They Died in Your City
Austin is built by workers subject to institutionalized injustice
" what until recently had been boom times: poverty-level wages, fly-by-night pay practices including wage theft, little health insurance..."

June 19, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Then There's This: Working Man of Green Gables
Condo developer targeted for claims of unpaid wages, unsafe conditions
"...violations at the job site. Hazardous conditions and unpaid wages were the chief complaints aired by workers, several of..."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Zimmerman Does It Again [UPDATE]
D6 council member tells children to "do something useful"
"...the most back breaking work aren’t paid a fair wage and even have to deal with wage theft, followed..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Post by Michael King

"...of developer Robert Shaw, who they say has allowed wage theft to occur at other sites of his (see..."

March 18, 2016 News Feature

The Hightower Report: Why are NFL cheerleaders booing their teams?
"...than McDonald's crew members, and way less than minimum wage. Yes, that's illegal, which is why some Raiderettes (the..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Column

What You Need to Know About U.S. Senate and House Races in Texas
Early voting in Texas starts Feb. 18, 2020. Here's the view from atop your Texas primary ballot.
"...of an abusive guard), along with businesses accused of wage theft and other labor abuses...."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

How Much Reform Is Enough in the Travis County District Attorney Race?
Incumbent D.A. Margaret Moore faces challengers from the left
"...current post at WDP, workers' rights, and specifically fighting wage theft, remain fixtures on the agenda, although he notes..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

SXSW Film Review: Building the American Dream
The true human cost of construction in Texas
"...The film explores the dual threats of wage theft and personal injury with a determination that doesn’t..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Katarina Brown

Canvassing the City for ECHO’s Point in Time Count
Nina Hernandez takes to the 4am streets for annual survey
"...problem, disability, mental health issue, illness, or had experienced wage theft; and whether any of those factors have kept..."

Feb. 2, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

"...Workers Defense Project identified and resolved 23 cases of wage theft while monitoring Impact Way at 130 Commerce. The..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Column

Bill of the Week
Building a Better Texas
"...Moreover, over 50% of workers earn poverty-level wages, and 22% have been denied pay for work already..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Column by Jordan Smith

Bill of the Week: Building a Better Texas
Construction industry in need of legislative remodel
"...Moreover, over 50% of workers receive poverty-level wages and 22% have been denied pay for work already..."

Feb. 2, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

"...Dinner" to mark the National Day of Action Against Wage Theft. Thursday, Nov. 18, 7:30pm. 5604 Manor Rd. Free,..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Feature

The View From 21 Rio
Workers mourn and OSHA cites contractors in fatal accident
"...more than 25 workers may have been shorted on wages and that they're trying to persuade the other contractors..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature by Michael King

High-Tech Heist
A former Power Computing company employee stole memory modules and drew a 25-year prison sentence.
"...problems, he now worried about getting caught for the theft. Months went by, then almost a year, and Pierce..."

Dec. 24, 1999 News Feature by Brett Holloway-Reeves

A Revolutionary Letter to Employers (continued)
"...don't believe your own eyes. They tell you that wage-earners are on the run; that unions are a thing..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Column

Faces of Homelessness
Another Downtown attempt to find answers
" of drug and alcohol dependency, panhandling, vagrancy, or "theft by intimidation" (e.g., "watching your car" while you head..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Marc Savlov

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