Wage Theft in Kentucky Costs More Than All Other Robbery Combined

Workers in Milwaukee strike for $15 per hour, Aug. 1, 2013. (Image: Wisconsin Jobs Now.)

Workers in Milwaukee strike for $15 per hour, Aug. 1, 2013. (Image: Wisconsin Jobs Now.)

In a story on wage theft in Kentucky, Moyers & Company (billmoyers.com) cites a study by the Center for Urban Economic Development that found rampant wage theft across the country. The center is part of Great Cities Institute and the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.

In 2008, NELP, along with the Center for Urban Economic Development and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, conducted a landmark survey of 4,387 low-wage workers in the three largest American cities — New York, Los Angeles and Chicago — which found rampant wage theft, and other labor law violations, at the lower end of the labor market.

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