Indianapolis Workers Rights Board hearing on wage theft

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

Wage theft is the illegal withholding of wages or the denial of benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee. Wage theft, particularly from low wage legal or immigrant workers, is incredibly common in the United States and Indianapolis. On Wednesday, June 5th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Central Indiana Jobs with Justice will hold a Workers' Rights Board where employees who have experienced wage theft in several different industries will come forward to talk publicly about their experiences. A panel of community leaders will develop our action plan for dealing with these abuses. Come join us for a night of worker power and to learn about worker experiences in our community.

       The Workers’ Rights Board is a public forum where workers can bring complaints against employers for violating their human and legal rights in the workplace. The Board is drawn from a broad spectrum of community leaders and can intervene with employers and the public to help resolve situations that threaten workers’ rights. The Board believes that it is especially important to support the efforts of low wage workers, who tend to be women, immigrants, young workers, and workers of color, to achieve justice in the workplace. Safe, living wage jobs, where workers are not discriminated against for speaking up for their rights, are the backbone of any healthy community. Workers’ Rights Boards currently exist in thirteen cities across the country.

    The Event will be held at the Masarachia Senior Center at Southeast Community Services at 901 Shelby Street, Indianapolis (Fountain Square Area) from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. There is parking available behind the building off of Shelby Street.

Contact: Amy Shackelford 317 441 5848 for more information