Hundreds Tell Beacon Bill: Stop Wage Theft Now

Hundreds of us marched on Beacon Hill last week with a clear message for lawmakers: No more victims. No more excuses. Stop wage theft now. “Every day there are 1,000 victims of the wage [...]


By Michael P. Norton STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 14, 2018…..Disappointed activists trying to mount a late-session push for a bill to crack down on employers who fail [...]


Michael P. Norton State House News Service As the Senate gears up for a Thursday debate on the issue, proponents of legislation targeting “wage theft” by employers are launching an ad [...]

Local officials attend in-district meeting on wage theft

On January 25th Representative Michael Moran and local officials met with constituents at an in-district meeting at the Brazilian Worker’s Center in Allston. The meeting focused on the impacts of [...]

Taking on wage theft in downtown

Boston, MA – On December 19th, members of our community joined forces with the Chinese Progressive Association for a rally in support of passing “An Act to Prevent Wage Theft and Promote [...]

Workers testify at hearing to combat $700m in lost wages annually

On June 20th dozens of workers and community allies came out to support “An Act to Prevent Wage Theft and Promote Employer Accountability.” Wage theft can come in many forms such as [...]

Bill to combat $700m annual wage theft in MA gains momentum

On April 24, elected leaders including Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey joined workers’ advocates at a press conference where advocates urged for swift passage of “An Act to Prevent Wage Theft [...]

Gaming the System

Report Authors: Sarah Jimenez & Lena Afridi “In Massachusetts and across the country, employers are subcontracting and outsourcing their work and distancing themselves from their [...]

Good Jobs, Strong Communities

Report Author: Claire Gilbert Construction is booming, downtown restaurants are full, and traffic jams are clogging the Seaport District. But many Boston neighborhoods are hurting as good jobs [...]

Shortchanged Workers Demand Back-Pay

NORWOOD, MA – Dozens of protesters, including workers who say they are owed more than $15,000 in back wages, gathered on Route 1 in Norwood on January 13 before marching on the offices of [...]