A new report by the AFL-CIO reveals a growing number of workers are paying their workers more than minimum wage.
The study, “Wage Theft: What Workers at the Care Industry Are Saying About Wage Theft,” says that workers who earn more than the federal minimum wage have experienced retaliation, physical violence, and wage theft.
The report includes interviews with more than 100 care workers in four states.
The study finds that many care workers are making a difference in the lives of their patients and communities.
“The care industry is one of the most visible industries in the country, so it’s very important to address this issue,” said Alicia Rodriguez, a care worker in San Diego, California.
“And I think this is a big issue for us as an industry.”
The study found that care workers make more than most workers make in their field, and they are disproportionately affected by wage theft at the care industry.
It found that a third of care workers surveyed reported experiencing wage theft, and that workers made less than $8 per hour.
“These are people who are paying for the health care services that are providing them,” Rodriguez said.
“They’re putting their own money into the system.
They’re paying for care.
It’s very concerning to see this happening.”
The report also found that many workers who are paid the federal poverty level (FPL) have had to take time off to care for their families, and many workers say they are afraid to leave their jobs because they fear retaliation.
“It’s hard to leave your job when you’re constantly being told you’re not worthy of a job,” Rodriguez added.
“It’s a very traumatic experience.
It really makes you feel like you don’t belong in the system, that you’re unworthy of this job.””
There’s this myth that care is something that can be done by a person,” said Kimberly Wunderlich, the national director of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
“It can be.
But there are many people who really have to be doing this work to be able to support themselves, and if we don’t address it, the people who need help the most will be left behind.”
Wunderlich said the AAUW is working to raise awareness about wage fraud in the care sector, and is urging care workers to report the types of wage theft they experience.
“We want to make sure that we do everything we can to get to the bottom of this, and we know that we’re doing a good job,” she said.
The AAUw has also launched a campaign to make it easier for workers to file a wage claim and has launched a website, Wage Theft, to help workers file a claim.