Los Angeles: The Nation's Capital of Wage Theft

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Employers of low-wage workers in Los Angeles lead the nation in wage theft. The garment industry is notorious, and last week the state Labor Commissioner cited 35 carwashes for stealing $1.3 million from their workers.

Also, malnourished or dying sea lion pups are washing up on the beaches of California in much larger numbers than in past years. We hear why, and what’s being done to keep as many alive as possible.

Photo: Zeetz Jones

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Benjamin Gottlieb