Growing Trend of Employers Skimping on Wages Leave Immigrants Vulnerable

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D.C. Jobs With Justice has launched a new effort to empower the District’s low-skilled workers to fight employers skimping on wages.

On a recent Saturday morning, a group of Latino men wearing paint-spattered jeans and grim expressions strode through Adams Morgan in search of the contractor who had cheated them. He’d hired them to remodel a wine shop in the Northwest neighborhood in November and December but paid a fraction of what he had promised before disappearing. Now they were hoping the owner of the shop could offer clues as to the contractor’s whereabouts.

 

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