Op-ed | We must stop wage theft that threatens New York’s working class

Wage theft has victimized the working class for far too long. For decades, crooked contractors have flown under the radar in broad daylight and built their million-dollar bank accounts by stealing the wages of workers who don’t know their rights or are too afraid to report the crime.

The fear of being fired or blackballed for speaking up by powerful contractors has scared many of these workers silent. We must put the lives and dignity of our fellow New Yorkers ahead of contractor greed and end wage theft once and for all.

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