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  •  Who was arrested? Who went to jail? (6+ / 0-)

    There was systemic theft going on, and I haven't seen  one person being punished for it.  I'm glad that the workers got their jobs back, but the people exploiting them have not suffered one bit for their crimes.

    I haven't forgotten The Path to 9/11, Disney. You're still dead to me.

    by beemerr on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:50:16 AM PST

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    •  I agree. (3+ / 0-)

      But, we normally expect the attorney general to look the other way in these matters.

      I want to encourage the Eric Schneidermans of this country to "lean in".

      Enagaged activism wins elections. 100 million words on liberal/progressive websites gets beat by one new GOP voter casting their vote.

      by Nebraska68847Dem on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:54:22 AM PST

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      •  So giving a few dollars back to those (4+ / 0-)

        who had their money stolen from is good enough?

        No. We need to require that all wage theft include recompense plus triple damages and a public apology. It also needs to require that the person engaged in wage theft be barred from making any decisions relating to payroll or other finance in any organization.

        If a poor man steals a hundred dollars from a rich man, the rich man is mildly annoyed and the poor man goes to prison. If a rich man steals a hundred dollars from a poor man, it may kill the poor man, but the rich man will never be prosecuted.

        Americans can make our country better.

        by freelunch on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:59:50 AM PST

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        •  The workers should be paid (1+ / 0-)
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          a significant chunk of change for wrongful termination based on back pay and stolen pay.  But they'll probably have to sue for that.  All they get is their crappy-ass minimum wage job back working for the same schmuck who stole from them.  Some recompense.

          Jail the Banksters for fraud and treason!

          by NM Ward Chair on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 11:42:20 AM PST

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    •  This isn't over (0+ / 0-)

      One of the biggest issues is the fallout.  They got their jobs back, BUT it is now a hostile work environment for those who have gotten their jobs back.

      I know from personal experience of many times over. When an employee shores up the wrongdoing of an employer, in any way (positive or negative), that employer goes out of their way to make working conditions so hostile "within the law"(your word against theirs) that said employee quits due to the stress and mental health wear-down from the hostility.  

      One example: assign so many jobs that said employee can not complete it in their regular shift and is forbidden overtime to complete said tasks. Thus either quits or is fired for incompetence.  There of course is no incompetence because the tasks required to be preformed by one person is actually a 3 person job crammed in a 1 person job time frame, which can not be sustained by virtually everyone on a regular basis.(work overload burnout.)

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