Day Labor and Immigration Status: Formation of an Inequitable Relationship

Written by Aaron Nilson A discussion on the link between immigration status and wage theft and its role in the exploitative relationship between employers and day laborers. It is impossible to consider the work of the Direct Action Team (DAT), a group of volunteers in the Denver metro area who assist victims of wage theft to recoup… Continue reading Day Labor and Immigration Status: Formation of an Inequitable Relationship

Wage Theft in Denver, the Direct Action Team’s Work, & Student-led Research

By Andrea Mártires Abelenda The Problem of Wage Theft: What it is, its causes, & its consequences  Wage theft refers to the problem of workers from all industries who are losing billions of dollars year after year as a result of either unpaid wages, unpaid overtime work, misclassification of labor, deduction violations, or tipped job abuse.… Continue reading Wage Theft in Denver, the Direct Action Team’s Work, & Student-led Research

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By Rebecca Galemba In the break of the August morning heat, with the Denver Broncos stadium and the mountains in the backdrop, I stood on the street corner at Federal and 19th St. with graduate student, Max Spiro, to talk to the men who stand there each morning waiting for work, often referred to as… Continue reading Claudio

Providing Students with Possibilities While Fighting Wage Theft

Meet Mark McCarthy. Mark is a Migration Policy Researcher at the United Nations Migration Agency (International Office of Migration). But before Mark held this title, he was an undergraduate student at the University of Denver, a research assistant on the DU Just Wages Project at Korbel, and an intern at El Centro Humanitario, a day… Continue reading Providing Students with Possibilities While Fighting Wage Theft

Wage Theft Protections in the New Era: More of the Same, But Worse

Written by: Amy Czulada “The predators and criminal aliens who poison our communities with drugs and prey on innocent, young people…will find no safe haven anywhere in our country. And that is why my administration is launching a nationwide crackdown on sanctuary cities.” Donald Trump addressed a crowd of supporters on July 25, 2017 with… Continue reading Wage Theft Protections in the New Era: More of the Same, But Worse