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September 26, 2018

On This Day in 1874
American photographer Lewis Hine born in Oshkosh, Wisc. His powerful photographs showing kids at work were instrumental in changing child labor laws in the United States. When Hine was commissioned to document the construction of the Empire State Building, he photographed the workers in precarious positions while they secured the steel framework of the structure, taking many of the same risks that the workers endured.

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Big Corporations +Wage Theft = Massive Profits
Posted On: Jun 19, 2018
June 19, 2018 | WORKING FAMILIES | How do the biggest corporations earn such massive profits? They’d like you to think it’s the result of delivering a superior product or service. But one part of that story is years of wage theft from their employees. Good Jobs First, a policy resource center focused on government and corporate accountability, recently carried out a year-long investigation into wage theft by large employers, compiling information from collective action lawsuits brought by groups of ripped-off workers, as well as actions brought by the department of labor and state-specific regulatory agencies. The results, brought together in a report released this week titled "Grand Theft Paycheck: the Large Corporations Shortchanging their Workers’ Wages," are eye-opening: 4,220 cases since the turn of the millennium with penalties totaling $9.2 billion… portside.org

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