Dodyk Fellow Trains Low-Wage Workers on Fighting Wage Theft
On October 10th, NCLEJ’s Dodyk Fellow Leah Lotto presented a Know Your Rights training to members of the Sweatshop Free Upper West Side Campaign (NYC). Members work in industries with high levels of wage theft, where employers fail to pay minimum wage or overtime. Leah outlined how to file a wage complaint with the NYS Department of Labor, with tips for how to best work with the agency. The SFUWS Campaign is a neighborhood-based coalition led by residents, students, faith-based groups, local organizations, workers, and local small businesses to build a community with decent jobs and fair labor practices.