Your hard-earned wages can be stolen by your boss.

And they can get away with it. The SWEAT Bill protects your rights. We need your help.

Protect your hard-earned wages

Together, we’re working to get legislation that’ll enable workers to recover the hard-earned pay that exploitative businesses owe them.

The system is broken and it’s up to us to fix it. You can bet that businesses that profit from this aren’t going to fix it for us. We’re doing that by trying to pass the SWEAT Bill.

Let's pass the SWEAT Bill

SWEAT stands for Securing Wages Earned Against Theft.

The SWEAT Bill is officially designated NYS A628/S579. It passed the Assembly, meaning it’s onto the Senate!

Under existing law, if a worker is owed money by an employer, it’s really hard to collect any money because employers can easily hide their assets. SWEAT will allow workers to freeze the employer’s assets (called a ‘lien’). This lien is important because it means when workers are cheated out of their pay, they will actually be able to get it back.

If we pass the SWEAT Bill, we protect our rights as workers and make it so that we can collect on what’s owed to us.

Supporters of the SWEAT Coalition

SWEAT is a growing group of grassroots organizations, workers centers, legal service providers and advocates fighting to ensure that New York’s workers are able to recover the wages they’re owed by employers. Below are just a few members of the SWEAT Coalition that you may have heard of. With 85 organizations backing us, we are over 10,000 strong.

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‘I Thought It Was Normal’: Nearly 25% Of NYC Diner Workers Say Their Bosses Rip Them Off On Wages

by Scott Simone Reposted from Gothamist When Miguel Romero Lara quit his job as a milkman in Tlaxcala, Mexico, nearly 30 years ago and said goodbye to his pregnant wife and two young children, he went in search of better paying work to support his family. He thought he had found just the right position […]

Condolences to Senator Jose Peralta from SWEAT

Condolences on the death of Senator Jose Peralta from the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft Coalition (SWEAT) November 26, 2018 The SWEAT Coalition, comprised of numerous labor organizers, poverty advocates and low-wage workers are deeply saddened by the news of the untimely death of Senator Jose Peralta. The coalition has worked closely over the years […]

Post to Pass SWEAT!

Help us get the SWEAT Bill passed by sharing this photo on Twitter and Facebook!   Twitter: @JohnBonacic @LeaderFlanagan @JeffKleinNY Pass SWEAT in the Senate to help workers and good businesses! #StopWageTheft #PassTheSWEATbill Facebook:  Wage theft like this happens way too often in New York state. The SWEAT bill will help workers collect the wages they […]

Call/Write Your Legislator: Pass the SWEAT Bill Now!

Write a Letter or Call Your State Elected Officials to Support NYS A628/S579 NYS A628/S579 (Secure Wage Earned Against Theft, ‘SWEAT’ bill) will greatly improve workers’ ability to secure owed wages by closing loopholes in the law that allow law-breaking employers to avoid paying on court judgments and orders by the Department of Labor. We […]