’Tis the season to be jolly.
But not for everyone.
Happiness is a lot easier for those paid a fair wage, which apparently is not what many federal contractor employees get.
In a complaint filed Monday with the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) said the Lionel Henderson Corp. “has misclassified and underpays workers” who are customer service representatives for the National Flood Insurance Program.
It’s called “wage theft” and Henderson is not alone as an alleged wage thief.
[Representative Keith (D-Minn.)] Ellison said the Demos report shows “millions of Americans are having their wages stolen from them. Working people, trying to put food on the table and keep the lights on, are getting paid less than what they are owed. That’s appalling. It’s shameful.”
If Trump tears up the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” executive order,” Ellison added, “this problem will only get worse for workers across the country.”