Tell the Mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer, to act now to ensure San Diego workers collect their hard-earned pay
We the undersigned urge the mayor to protect San Diego workers and law-abiding employers by actively enforcing the earned sick days and minimum wage law. The City must:
- work with community partners to inform workers of their rights to file claims
- do the due diligence to protect workers who file complaints from retaliation by their employer
- instigate investigations in industries where wage theft is rampant
Employers that fail to pay the minimum wage rob workers in California of an estimated $2 billion a year. Failure to pay the minimum wage occurred an estimated 40,000 times in San Diego and Imperial counties last year, yet only 82 workers filed minimum-wage claims with the State Labor Commissioner. Many workers surveyed in a recent study on wage theft said that lack of knowledge about their rights and the complaint process was a main obstacle to filing a wage theft complaint. However, the most common barrier to filing a complaint was fear of retaliation at work. https://www.cpisandiego.org/reports/confrontingwagetheft/
Please sign this petition to add your voice and urge the Mayor to protect hard working San Diegans.