wage theft

Two women in green t-shirts talk to a reporter as people behind them hold black and white signs that say "Justice for Edith and Shirley."

This Filipina Nanny Is Suing Her Former Boss—a German Diplomat to the U.S.—for Labor Exploitation

With the promise of 35-hour weeks and $10 an hour plus overtime, Edith Mendoza moved to the United States to care for a German diplomat’s family. Instead, she often worked 100 hours per week, had her wages stolen and became seriously ill. Now, in a rare move for a migrant domestic worker, she’s suing her old boss.

An Asian woman wearing a maroon shirt sits on a New York City subway train

'In Short, I Was a Slave'

Filipina nanny Edith Mendoza moved to the U.S. to care for a German diplomat’s family. She ended up working 100-hour weeks for $4 an hour and becoming seriously ill. She made it out in 2016. Here is her story, in her own words. 

A crowd of Black and Brown people in Los Angeles protest for fair labor standards

Stealing Labor

Why combating wage theft—including non-payment, denial of overtime, requiring off-the-clock work and paying below minimum wage—should be a bigger political priority. 

How Fast Food Companies Steal Workers' Pay

Corporations like Burger King and Domino’s pay close attention to every detail of their franchisees business–except how they keep labor costs down.