Conference Call: Wage Law Enforcement

12/17/2009 - 4:00pm

On Thursday, December 17th at 4pm EST Progressive States Network hosted a national conference call with experts and legislative leaders to discuss Wage Law Enforcement policy. While not a part of PSN's Multi-State Shared Agenda, we are also supporting reforms on this issue around the country. Lawmakers, advocates, and experts discussed how state and local governments can fight wage violations in the workplace, promote model wage law enforcement language, and use messaging that supports those campaigns. Also, we heard about specific ways such an approach has to add the benefit of undercutting anti-immigrant attacks in the states. We heard about the experiences of passing similar legislation in other states and learned strategies for building alliances that influence decision makers. Speakers included: