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When:   April 11, 2011 9:00pm-10:00pm
Where:   WLH 120
Type:   Talk

  It's difficult to imagine a more fundamental right than the right of an employee to be paid for his or her work. Yet this fundamental right is violated in New Haven's low-wage industries on a regular basis. 

Research from the National Employment Law Project concludes that a fifth of low-wage workers in American cities are paid less than the minimum wage in a given week. In the United States ever year, between two and three million workers are paid less than the minimum wage. The Economic Policy Foundation, a business- funded think tank, estimated that companies annually steal 19 billion dollars in unpaid overtime.

Find out what activists are doing to change exploitation in New Haven's restaurants, and find out how YOU can get involved!

Meet grassroots immigrants rights and worker's rights activists from Unidad Latina en Acción and New Haven Worker's Association. Learn about their Fair Restaurants campaign and get involved!

**Sponsored by MEChA de Yale, Unidad Latina en Acción, New Haven Worker's Association, Undergraduate Organizing Committee.

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