Kim Bobo offers bold, practical, and progressive solutions for how policymakers and advocates can end the growing crisis of wage theft in America. —Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Wage Theft in America sheds light on a widespread problem that many are not aware of. Anyone who works for a living or knows someone who does should read this. —Bishop Gabino Zavala, Archdiocese of Los AngelesThis is a powerful, timely, and enormously important book for the religious community, social justice organizers, and all who care about justice in the workplace. —Rev. Nelson N. Johnson, executive director, Beloved Community Center, Greensboro, North CarolinaIn what has been described as “the crime wave no one talks about,” billions of dollars worth of wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States every year. The scope of these abuses is as staggering as it is wrong—paying employees far less than the legal minimum wage, purposefully misclassifying employees as independent contractors, illegally denying workers overtime pay—and only now are people beginning to take notice. Nationally recognized labor activist Kim Bobo’s Wage Theft in America is an incisive handbook for organizers, workers, and concerned citizens on how to prevent the flagrant exploitation of America’s working people. Offering a sweeping analysis of the crisis and providing concrete solutions, with special attention to what the new presidential administration should do, Wage Theft in America addresses one of the most egregious and unfair practices affecting workers today. —Rev. Nelson N. Johnson, executive director, Beloved Community Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
About the Author
is the founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice and a columnist for Religion Dispatches
(www.religiondispatches.org). She is the author of Lives Matter: A Handbook for Christian Organizing
and the co-author of Organizing for Social Change
, the most widely used manual on progressive activism in the country. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.