Building on Win, TMO Fights Wage Theft as Immigration Strategy

Building on an Austin victory criminalizing wage theft statewide, TMO institutions take the fight against wage theft to the pews.

“For The Metropolitan Organization, the wage theft law is not just about employees’ rights; it is a way to carry out immigration reform in the current political climate. The Rev. Kevin Collins (photo right), the organization’s co-chairman, says that… they [immigrants] will still benefit from the reform.

‘It will start to change the culture,’ Mr. Collins said, alluding to the employers of illegal immigrants. ‘They’ll start to say, ‘I can’t get away with this like I thought I could.’ ”

Enforcement is Next Task for Law on Wage Theft, New York Times

[Photo Credit: Wenjing Zang for Texas Tribune]