It’s hard to feel optimistic about the future when your boss steals the wages you earned picking vegetables in the blazing sun, doing back-breaking construction work, sweating over a garment factory sewing machine around the clock or pulling 12-hour shifts in a restaurant kitchen that pays no overtime.

Yet the California Chamber of Commerce has ironically proposed to “help” Californians by allowing fewer workers to recover their stolen pay.

Read the rest of Mark Schacht‘s opinion piece here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article198953609.html