It’s Raining Tweets: Twitter World Storming Over 2/3 of Workers Being Denied This Basic Right

64% of low-wage workers in cities across the United States reported having some or all of their wages stolen in the prior week. This means that their bosses were paying them below the minimum wage, not paying them overtime or simply not paying them at all. Last week, EJC asked our allies to participate in a Twitter Storm and spend one afternoon tweeting about the widespread issue of wage theft and what can be done to address it.

Boy, did we make it rain! Community groups, unions, and concerned citizens tweeted about wage theft over 85 times in the span of 2 hours.

It’s not surprising that so many felt compelled to participate in this Twitter Storm. Theft is illegal, but remains a harsh reality for the majority of low-wage workers who on average lose  $2634 out of $17,616 in annual earnings because of wage theft.

Interested in joining our efforts to secure workers their rightful wages? Contact Hannah at