[act-ma] 1/28 and 1/29 Kim Bobo on "Wage Theft in America" (Wed and Thurs)

John Trumpbour jtrumpbo at law.harvard.edu
Mon Jan 26 21:46:58 PST 2009

Kim Bobo has written a devastating new book called Wage Theft in
America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid - 
And What We Can Do About It (New Press, 2009).  From a description of
the book:


....In what has been described as "the crime wave no one talks about,"
wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States every
year. Between two and three million workers are paid less than the
minimum wage. More than three million are misclassified by their
employers as independent contractors when they are really employees,
allowing employers to shirk their share of payroll taxes and to
illegally deny workers overtime pay. Even the Economic Policy
Foundation, a business- funded think tank, estimated that companies
annually steal 19 billion dollars in unpaid overtime....



Kim Bobo is making three appearances in the greater Boston area on
Wednesday and Thursday, January 28 and January 29.


Boston Launch for Kim Bobo's Wage Theft in America

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
11:30 AM

SEIU Local 615 - 26 West Street, Boston (Sponsored by the Massachusetts
Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice)


Event at Harvard Law School for Kim Bobo's Wage Theft in America

Thursday, January 29, 2009
4:00 PM

Langdell South (Langdell Hall), Harvard Law School, 1545 Massachusetts
Avenue, Cambridge [Sponsored by the Harvard Trade Union Program, Labor
and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School, Co-Sponsored by MIT's
Institute for Work and Employment Research].  Contact
john_trumpbour at harvard.edu


Kim Bobo addresses Jamaica Plain Forum in Boston on Wage Theft in

Thursday, January 29, 2009
7:00 PM

First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist - 6 Eliot Street -
Parish Hall - www.jamaicaplainforum.org [Co-Sponsored by Dollars & Sense
and Boston Review]


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