wage theft
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.