In what has been described as a silent crime wave, billions of dollars worth of wages are stolen from from millions of workers in the US every year. The scope of these abuses is staggering: paying employees far less than the minimum wage, purposefully misclassifying employees and illegally denying overtime pay. As a response, Kim Bobo offers an incisive handbook for workers on how to prevent this flagrant exploitation. Includes analysis of the crisis and concrete solutions, with special attention to what the new presidential administration can achieve.
Kim Bobo is the founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, the nation s largest faith-based network advocating justice in the workplace. She is the author of Wage Theft: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid And What We Can Do About It (The New Press) and Lives Matter: A Handbook for Christian Organizing and a co-author, with Jackie Kendall and Steve Max, of Organizing for Social Change, the most widely used manual on progressive activism in the country. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.