Victory! DC Council Passes Stronger Protections Against Wage Theft

Yesterday, DC workers scored some major victories yesterday when the DC Council passed the Wage Theft Prevention Act as part of this year’s District budget. The Act contained unprecedented protections against wage theft, including allowing for damages up to triple the unpaid wages when businesses steal from their employees. “This is a huge leap forward…

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VIDEO: Workers Deliver 1500 Petition Signatures Demanding Back Wages to Capital Bikeshare and DDOT

Check out the recap video of last week’s petition delivery by workers to Capital Bikeshare and DDOT, demanding that they be paid back wages and benefits, and that Alta come into compliance with the Service Contract Act.

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We are going to get it done

When Ray Hamlet went to the DC Office of Wage and Hour to file a claim for unpaid wages, he did not expect to be given the wrong information about how much money he was owed. But that is what happened when he went to report the thousands of dollars in overtime and unpaid wages…

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DC Auditor: Paid Sick Days Law A Success, But There’s a Need to Expand Protections for DC Workers

Washington DC’s local paid sick days law is a success, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor (ODCA).  The report examined the 2008 law’s impact on businesses, workers, and the economy and found that the percentage of businesses that offered paid sick days increased by 18 percent,…

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Workers Deliver 1500 Petition Signatures to Capital Bikeshare

On Wednesday morning, past and present Capital Bikeshare workers joined with community supporters to deliver their petition to Capital Bikeshare management to demand that Bikeshare’s parent company, Alta, pay more than $100,000 in owed to them in back wages and benefits required under the Service Contract Act by no later than July 3. Their actions…

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