|Tell congressional Republicans: Stop wage theft by federal contractors|
Hard-working Americans should never have to worry that an employer will deny overtime pay, take money out of their paycheck, or engage in other practices known as “wage theft” — especially if that employer is a federal contractor.
But that’s exactly what’s happening right now. Although there are strong labor laws to punish this type of activity, federal contractors are some of the worst offenders when it comes to committing wage theft. However, 204 House Republicans continue to refuse our attempts to protect federal contract workers.
It’s time to tell Congressional Republicans to wake up and stop this illegal wage theft now. That’s why I started my own campaign on CREDOMobilize.com, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to Republicans in the U.S. House, says the following:
It’s simple — the federal government shouldnâ€™t do business with corporations that break the law. That’s why this summer, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which I co-chair, decided to put an end to federal contractor wage theft for good by introducing amendments to many spending bills brought up in Congress.
We’ll give these 204 House Republicans another opportunity to stand with hard-working federal contract workers, instead of bosses who break the law by underpaying their employees, when we again demand an up-or-down vote on our amendment.
House Republicans must do the right thing and support federal contract workers who have families to feed, parents to look after, and basic needs that can’t be met when wages are stolen.
Thank you for your support.
Rep. Keith Ellison