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Catalyst Radio: GR mayor tells how new city policy is addressing wage theft

Mayor George Heartwell cites Micah Center study showing wage theft is a problem in the Grand Rapids area, and tells how the city is taking action to remedy the issue.
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Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

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The Micah Center presented the Grand Rapids City Commission with a report on the issue of Wage Theft.

The Micah Center presented the Grand Rapids City Commission with a report on the issue of Wage Theft.

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we explore the issue of wage theft – where workers are not paid all of their wages due.

Hear Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell in studio to explain why the city commission has just enacted policy to address wage theft. Mayor Heartwell talks of how the commission came to the understanding that wage theft is a problem here, after being presented with a study and report from The Micah Center, and what a task force appointed the mayor discovered about wage theft in the Grand Rapids area after two years of examining the issue.



Music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio is from Charlie Hunter, from 2010, with the song “Gentlemen, I Neglected To Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid.”

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