As we all know, sometimes the best place to hide something is out in the open. And that applies to nail salons in New York City where mani-pedi’s were ridiculously cheap, but no one asked why…except Sarah Maslin Nir.
Nir found extensive wage theft hiding right under the nose of consumers, worker advocates, federal and state enforcement agencies and a state attorney general with a reputation for sniffing out and rigorously prosecuting violators.
Juan Alvarez was one of 10 undocumented workers from Guatemala recruited by Jorge Padrilla, an undocumented Mexican, to do the framing and drywall work for an addition at the Ohio Theta House fraternity on Joselin Street in Clifton Heights last July.
"Trillions of dollars that could have been spent on innovation and job creation in the U.S. economy over the past three decades have instead been used to buy back shares for what is effectively stock-price manipulation."
~ William Lazonick, 2014 Harvard Business Review-McKinsey award winner
2015 is the sixth year that CIW has come to the Kroger shareholder meeting in Cincinnati asking the company to join the Fair Food Program and uphold the program’s high ethical standards in the US tomato supply chain.
Stock buybacks enrich CEOs and shareholders but deny taxpayers and employees their fair share of profits and stifle innovation and job creation, according a study by William Lazonick, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and 2014 HBR McKinsey award winner.