Wage Watch

Our anti-wage theft campaign, based on a state law Somos Un Pueblo Unido championed in 2009, has helped workers recover over $750,000 in stolen wages and penalties.

Through this campaign, Somos’ Worker’s Committee has helped New Mexico go from being one of the states with the weakest anti-wage theft laws to being one of the strongest.

In our efforts to support working families, Somos Un Publo Unido will post the names of employers that currently have :

1. A wage complaint filed with a city, state or federal agency
2.
Received a letter on behalf of a work site committee requesting payment for stolen wages or
3.
A complaint filed against them in court

Burro Alley Cafe

Cleopatra’s Cafe

Rainbow Ice Cream

Restaurant Martin

Tanti Luce 221

Posa’s El Merendero (Rodeo)

Posa’s Vista Grande (Zafarano)

The Green Owl

 

After 6 months of non-reply from employee or merchant, claims will be removed from this website.

What’s New with the
United Worker Center (UWC)

On August 20, 2014 dozens of workers who are owed over $100,000  in wages by local employers staged a protest in front of the Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) angry because they were not allowed to file administrative wage claims. The action, organized by UWC members, was prompted by policies enacted by DWS’ Labor Director that have made it increasingly difficult for wage theft victims  to recuperate stolen wages.  The UWC submitted 500 petitions from low-wage workers demanding that the Governor enforce the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act and punish employers who steal wages from New Mexico’s workers.
READ MORE HERE.

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