Event: Crimes of Power

Prosecuting Crimes of Power: Wage Theft and Unsafe Conditions in the Construction Industry

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 p

Concerned about the impacts of wage theft and construction deaths on vulnerable workers?  Join us for a presentation by community leaders, prosecutors and legislators about innovative, community-inclusive strategies to combat systemic corporate crimes including wage theft and deadly safety violations.

Construction is booming in New York City and beyond. Along with it, several construction corporations engage in wage theft, violations of workplace safety standards resulting in economic and physical injury and even death.  Construction injuries are often portrayed as “accidents.”  This program will explain why they are no accident, that they are often systemic, why they affect us all, and how to address these crimes of power, enforce the law, and protect communities effectively.