Sacramento Wage Theft Town Hall

On September 1, 2015, Center for Workers’ Rights Executive Director and David Huerta, President of SEIU-USWW, mc’ed the Sacramento Fair Pay Check Coalition’s wage theft town hall on the steps of the California Capitol. This town hall was the last of a series of events held in San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County discussing the issues with wage theft and advocating for the passage of SB 588.l

State Controller Betty Yee and State Senator Richard Pan joined community activists and victims of wage theft to discuss the prevalence of wage theft in low-wage worker communities.

Every year 1.2 billion dollars are stolen from California workers through minimum wage violations. 83% of workers who win judgments for wage theft never get a dime! Have you or someone in your community been a victim? Learn about how to stop wage theft, how Senate Bill 588 will help workers recover stolen wages, and the need for community based enforcement in Oakland.

Sacramento Participating Organizations:
SEIU-United Services Workers West
Organize Sacramento
Sacramento Central Labor Council
Capital Regional Organizing Project

Latest News

Wide Open Walls Brings Attention to the Struggle for Workplace Rights

Supporting our community is very important to the Center for Workers’ Rights. This weekend we stopped by a local k-8 school during a very special event in which parents and volunteers came together to beautify the campus. Murals were painted all around the campus....

Another CWR Victory Preserving Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

In our 4th victory of its kind this year, a California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB) judge determined that our client Mark’s submitted documents were sufficient to establish his eligibility for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).  Like many...

Individual Language Access Demonstrates the Importance of AB 401

When Cheng, a Mien speaker, reached out to the Center for Workers’ Rights in March of this year, she had been trying to access unemployment insurance benefits for more than four months without success.  Through our unemployment insurance clinic, we learned that Cheng...

CWR Rallies for Paid Family Leave Expansion and Governor Responds

On the last day for the Governor to sign bills into law, the Center for Workers’ Rights joined the California Work & Family Coalition in front of the capitol to urge the Governor to sign SB 951. The bill would increase benefits for low wage families who take time...

Share This