After the tea party “wave” election of 2010, corporations used their army of lobbyists to push legislation in states aimed to lower living standards and undermine workers’ rights. Here are some of their most outrageous attacks on working people.
1. Helping Employers Get Away with Wage Theft
When a special court in Miami-Dade County, Fla., started recovering wages for workers who’d been stiffed by their employers, corporate lobbies got the state legislature’s Judiciary Committee to approve a law shutting down the “wage theft” court and prohibiting localities from “addressing wage theft.” Heckuvajob, Florida legislators! Who needs a paycheck, anyway?
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