City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor

NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT:   Statement by Councilmember Tim Burgess regarding allegations of wage theft on City-financed projects
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
3/4/2013  12:03:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nate Van Duzer, Councilmember Burgess' office, 206-684-8806

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Tim Burgess

Statement by Councilmember Tim Burgess regarding allegations of wage theft on City-financed projects

Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess, sponsor of Seattle's 2011 wage theft law, issued the following statement regarding the allegations of wage theft on Seattle Housing Levy-financed projects:

"Theft of wages is as malicious a crime as any other theft. It takes money directly from the pockets of workers and their families. The allegations of wage theft on City-financed projects must be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly by the police department and other relevant law enforcement agencies."