The Apostle Paul applies the Law that gives oxen the right to eat grain to the rights of human workers to fair compensation for their labor. Have you ever felt “muzzled” in your workplace? If so, what did you experience and how did you feel? Thousands of employees experience “wage theft” which occurs when employers pay less than minimum wage; refuse overtime pay; force workers to work off the clock; hold back final paychecks; misclassify employees as independent contractors; steal tips; and fail to pay workers at all. What do you think Paul might say about wage theft? Low wages? Two local and national organizations are working to fight wage theft. For more information, go to Interfaith Worker Justice and Arise Chicago.
Be sure to take a few minutes to watch the short clip about low wages and wage theft, “Made in LA”.