Wage Protection Act Support

Your support for the Wage Protection Act - HB4324 means we're one step closer to passing this bill as a law so that Illinois workers can actually collect their wages in cases of wage theft. 

Working families shouldn't have to make impossible decisions to make ends meet. Low-wage workers shouldn't be given the runaround when it comes to their right to be paid in full and on time--they must be able to rely on their owed wages. HB4324, the Wage Protection Act - was introduced by Rep. Chris Welch (7th D) to give workers a tool to collect their stolen wages and prevent bad employers from evading their debts by transferring assets or filing for bankruptcy. This proposed bill builds off existing laws in the construction industry and would ensure all workers are entitled to their legal right and the most basic premise of our economy - that a day's worth of pay is owed for a day's worth of work. Read more here.

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  • Patricia Pruitt
    endorsed 2018-04-17 00:01:31 -0500
  • Anne Haggerty
    endorsed 2018-04-16 23:19:56 -0500
  • Mireya Bautista
    endorsed 2018-04-16 23:07:12 -0500
  • Thomas Goodrich
    endorsed 2018-04-16 20:45:00 -0500
    When we raise the floor eveyone gets lifted up to new heights.
  • John Pearson
    endorsed 2018-04-16 18:26:06 -0500
  • Paul Berland
    endorsed 2018-04-16 18:15:27 -0500
  • Rachel B.
    endorsed 2018-04-16 17:59:27 -0500
  • Alain Fresco
    endorsed 2018-04-16 16:36:57 -0500
  • David Huffman-Gottschling
    endorsed 2018-04-16 16:28:16 -0500
    Those most likely to suffer wage theft have the fewest resources to try to redress it. While this bill will not magically level the playing field, it will certainly help make existing legal remedies more effective. Illinois should not be lagging behind our neighbors in Indiana and Wisconsin in protecting workers from wage theft.
  • Lara Alexander
    endorsed 2018-04-16 16:06:59 -0500
  • james heller
    endorsed 2018-04-16 15:23:44 -0500
  • Germain Giner
    endorsed 2018-04-16 15:12:09 -0500
  • James Westwood
    endorsed 2018-04-16 15:08:23 -0500
    The law must always evolve to support the highest possible standard of fairness.
  • Nayeem Aslam
    endorsed 2018-04-16 15:00:51 -0500
  • Lance Ofenloch
    endorsed 2018-04-16 15:00:46 -0500
  • Janice Gintzler
    endorsed 2018-04-16 14:40:38 -0500
    Banks own Congress. Let’s dent that by paying workers a livable wage with benefits, as is done in Europe.
  • Catherine Caporusso
    endorsed 2018-04-16 14:37:34 -0500
  • Elizabeth Zettler
    endorsed 2018-04-16 14:28:42 -0500
  • Michele Piver
    endorsed 2018-04-16 14:05:42 -0500
    Please vote yes. Employees need to be protected, and employers will take as much advantage as they can legally. Therefore it’s up to legislators to protect us. Thank you.
  • Susan Hurley
    endorsed 2018-04-16 13:51:16 -0500
    The most important debt any business should be required to pay regardless of bankruptcy or dissolution is any debt owed to workers for labor that has already been provided. The loss of wages for the average worker is a catastrophic event for themselves and their family. They must be made whole, and money owed them must take precedence over any and all other debt.
  • Dawn Albanese
    endorsed 2018-04-16 13:24:20 -0500
  • Jahna Schadt
    endorsed 2018-04-16 12:53:04 -0500
  • Catherine Christeller
    Chicago Women's AIDS Project endorsed 2018-04-16 12:13:45 -0500
  • Burton Steck
    endorsed 2018-04-16 11:37:56 -0500
  • Tim Chernak
    endorsed 2018-04-16 11:31:27 -0500
  • Marilyn Thompson
    endorsed 2018-04-16 11:11:26 -0500
  • Herbert Brenner
    endorsed 2018-04-16 11:10:12 -0500
  • Nancy H Brown
    endorsed 2018-04-16 11:04:28 -0500
  • John Bartlett
    endorsed 2018-04-16 10:58:32 -0500
  • Heather Ross
    endorsed 2018-04-16 10:57:47 -0500

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