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WAGE THEFT. More than two-thirds of low-income workers reported in 2009 that their employers paid them less than minimum wage, withheld overtime pay, or denied them rest periods or bathroom breaks. In the South, more than 30 workers fighting for fair wages were met with deportation proceedings, while car wash workers in Los Angeles are now suing their employers for wage theft. Wage-cheated workers and labor organizers join this edition to comment on the extent of the problem and current campaigns to pass anti-wage-theft legislation.