New Ordinance Campaign in Houston, TX!
Houston, TX – On March 20th, 2012, despite rain, flooded streets and tornado warnings, over 100 Houstonians – workers, responsible business owners, and community, faith and labor allies – gathered for a march and rally in front of City Hall demanding action from council members and the Mayor to end wage theft.
Speakers at the rally included: Council Member Wanda Adams who presented a proclamation on behalf of the City denouncing wage theft and declaring March 20th “Wage Theft Awareness Day”, Kim Bobo, the National Executive Director and Founder of Interfaith Worker Justice, Deacon Sam Dunning, Director of the Office of Justice and Peace of the Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and Cindy Gutowski and Adalinda Rodriguez, active members of the Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center whose families have been directly affected by wage theft. Many other great community leaders also spoke on the wide-spread effects of wage theft in Houston and the need for action from our city officials.
Organized by the Down with Wage Theft Coalition of 29 organizations led by the Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center, the rally’s cry for justice was confirmed to have reached the Mayor Parker’s ears while city council was still in session.
Follow the Campaign here: http://downwithwagetheft.org/