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Wage Theft in America
Date Thursday February 12
Time 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Details
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Ave. (at Haste Street)
Berkeley, CA
Fully accessible. Metered street parking available or park at public lot on Haste Street, between Telegraph and Bowditch.
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorAndrea Buffa
Book Event with Kim Bobo

Join us for a discussion with nationally recognized interfaith justice activist Kim Bobo, author of the new book Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid—And What We Can Do About It. 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. In the book, Bobo describes how 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. Bobo offers an insightful analysis of the crisis as well as concrete solutions, with special attention to what the new presidential administration should do.

Kim Bobo is the founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, a national network that engages the religious community on issues affecting low-wage workers. A veteran social justice organizer, 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.

Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Labor Center, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), East Bay Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice and University Lutheran Chapel.

Information: Andrea Buffa, andreabuffa [at] berkeley.edu, 510-642-6371.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jan 29th, 2009 6:03 PM

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