Cheating workers out of fairly-earned wages is about as low as things get. In most places in America, employers still face few penalties for wage theft allowing the epidemic to continue.
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As much as $19 billion is stolen from American workers annually in unpaid overtime and minimum wage violations. Wage theft is one of the most dramatic problems reflecting the income inequality described in Arianna Huffington's Third World America .
Dick Cheney's remarks Tuesday attacking the Employee Free Choice Act aired on the same day as a new coalition of religious leaders pressed the case for the pro-worker legislation.
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