The SWEAT coalition held a press conference in Albany to push for the passage of a bill Senator Jose Peralta is sponsoring to prevent wage theft. Senator Peralta noted, “Countless of hard-working New Yorkers are abused on the job when it comes to wage theft, theft of tips, payments below the minimum wage. Unfortunately, predatory and unscrupulous employers are stealing money from men and women who earned it to support their families. This is intolerable. If an employer steals from a worker, they cannot get away with it. Period.”

Times Union wrote about the news conference. Please, click here to read the story.