stories that need telling...
Companies are stealing billions from workers—and getting away with it
Workers Centers like Adelante Alabama are essential but overstretched resources for workers who are victimized by employers. | via Adelante Alabama Facebook Ruth Palacios and Arturo Xelo, a married couple from Mexico, work at their fruit stand in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, April 13, 2021. They worked seven days a week for months disinfecting COVID-19 patient rooms but weren't paid overtime. | Marshall Ritzel / AP Fidel Martinez stands at one of his former worksites in Minneapolis, April 18, 2021. Martinez worked for a demolition contractor in the fall of 2020, demolishing several Walgreens stores and other structures. Martinez said the contractor owed him and his co-workers more than $20,000. His boss kept telling him the money was coming, but he would get his paychecks weeks late, and many of them he didn't get at all. | John Minchillo / AP
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