Sign the petition: End illegal federal contractor wage theft

The email below is from Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who represents Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Congressman Ellison started a petition on CREDO Mobilize, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. We strongly urge you to sign Rep. Ellison's petition urging congressional Republicans to end wage theft by federal contractors.

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Tell congressional Republicans: Stop wage theft by federal contractors

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Dear 5849376,

Hard-working Americans should never have to worry that an employer will deny overtime pay, take money out of their paycheck, or engage in other practices known as "wage theft" -- especially if that employer is a federal contractor.

But that's exactly what's happening right now. Although there are strong labor laws to punish this type of activity, federal contractors are some of the worst offenders when it comes to committing wage theft. However, 204 House Republicans continue to refuse our attempts to protect federal contract workers.

It's time to tell Congressional Republicans to wake up and stop this illegal wage theft now. That's why I started my own campaign on, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to Republicans in the U.S. House, says the following:

Federal contract workers regularly face "wage theft" perpetrated by their employers, including being forced to work "off the clock" or without overtime pay. Support the Congressional Progressive Caucus' work to keep lucrative government contracts away from law-breaking federal contractors who steal from their employees.

Tell congressional Republicans: End illegal wage theft by federal contractors.

It's simple -- the federal government shouldn't do business with corporations that break the law. That's why this summer, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which I co-chair, decided to put an end to federal contractor wage theft for good by introducing amendments to many spending bills brought up in Congress.

We'll give these 204 House Republicans another opportunity to stand with hard-working federal contract workers, instead of bosses who break the law by underpaying their employees, when we again demand an up-or-down vote on our amendment.

House Republicans must do the right thing and support federal contract workers who have families to feed, parents to look after, and basic needs that can't be met when wages are stolen.

Will you join me and add your name to my petition urging congressional Republicans to end federal contractor wage theft?

Thank you for your support.

Rep. Keith Ellison

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