You can read the full Wage Disparities in Monroe Country by Race & Gender report here. We're up against some tough challenges here in Rochester, but the RWC is ready to stand up against these inequalities.
From the Rochester Business Journal: “Insufficient wages are one of the most significant barriers preventing those in poverty from moving toward self-sufficiency and one of the most common root causes of poverty across our region.” - Leonard Brock
If you stole from your boss, you'd be led away in handcuffs. What happens when your boss steals from you? Under current laws, not much. In June, some members of the Rochester Workers' Center went to Albany to lobby for the SWEAT bill. The SWEAT bill will allow the state to put a lien on employers who fail to pay workers for work they've already done. Please call all Leader Flanagan (518) 455-2071 and Leader Klein (518) 455-3595 TODAY and urge them to support putting S579 on the floor for a vote!