Stop Wage Theft
In March 2016, Mr. Zheng and his workers were hired by a general contractor to do construction work and repairs at multiple sites, including 48-50 Winter Street in Downtown Boston. Work was completed on June 21, 2017. Mr. Zheng only received partial payment for his work and he is owed $28,000 from the general contractor and $3,750 from the owner of 48-50 Winter Street. Mr. Zheng made multiple attempts to get paid for work he performed. When he confronted the general contractor, he received threats. Mr. Zheng had to borrow money to pay the other workers who worked on these projects.
These are common practices of wage theft in the subcontracting business. With these legal loopholes, businesses and employers benefit the most from the workers’ labor are able to get away with not paying workers.
Please join us to support these workers and subcontractors as they demand their back pay and speak on the importance of putting a stop to wage theft.
Please call your legislators to support House Bill #1033 to stop these kinds of unfair and illegal labor practices. To find out the contact information of your legislator go to www.wheedoivotema.com