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Webinar: Wage Theft Accountability in Construction Industry

Towards Justice to Host Webinar on Policy Approaches to Combating Wage Theft in the Construction Industry

Join Towards Justice to hear from national experts, including former officials from state attorneys general offices and from the Obama Administration’s Department of Labor, about lead firm accountability for wage theft in the construction industry.

This policy – which requires that the general contractors who profit from wage theft ensure that workers on their job sites receive legally earned wages – passed the Colorado General Assembly this spring (HB24-1008) but was vetoed by Governor Polis.

In his veto statement, the Governor called on the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to explore legislative and budgetary proposals to address wage theft. Towards Justice is hosting this webinar to inform that exploration, to place Colorado’s efforts in the national context, and to share concrete policy solutions capable of addressing wage theft in Colorado’s construction industry.

WHEN: MONDAY, Monday June 24, 2024, 10:30am MST / 12:30pm EST /

9:30am PST

WHERE: VIRTUAL via zoom; RSVP for link:

WHO: Moderated by Towards Justice, the panel of experts will include:

  • David Weil, Professor at Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Democracy Senior Faculty Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and former Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor under President Barack Obama.
  • Terri Gerstein, Director of the NYU Wagner Labor Initiative at the NYC Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and former Labor Bureau Chief for the New York State Attorney General’s Office and Deputy Commissioner in the New York State Department of Labor.
  • Matthew Capece, Representative of the General President of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) and a member of Carpenters Local 326 in Connecticut.
  • Randy Chen, Senior Counsel at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP and former Assistance Chief in the Workers’ Rights and Anti-Fraud Section of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.