The Fight Against Wage Theft and Jon Carpenter on the Clay County Fair Contracting Ordinance

Wage theft is more common than we think, especially against immigrant workers whose employers often skip out without paying them for their work. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to Rebecca Berke Galemba about her new book Laboring for Justice. Then Clay County recently passed a “responsible bidder” ordinance covering public works projects. It aims to protect workers against labor rights violations. Commissioner Jon Carpenter spearheaded passage of the ordinance, the first of its kind in the metro area.  He’ll be on the show. Also Washington Window with Mark Gruenberg

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