Support the Animation Project to Stop Wage Theft!

Wage theft—bosses in violation of law to underpay workers--constitutes the biggest theft in the US. Each year, workers see tens of billions of dollars stolen from them, a few times larger than all other types of thefts combined.

In New York State where wage theft amounts to $1 billion each year, working people have a chance to turn the table. For years, workers across trades come together to fight for the SWEAT Bill, which would give workers the power to prevent the unscrupulous bosses from escaping justice. However, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed the SWEAT Bill, essentially encouraging law-breaking bosses to continue looting!

Now, as we continue with our effort to hold Governor Cuomo accountable, we are partnering with Houzhi Huang, a talented animator based in Paris, France, to produce a video on wage theft. This video will help raise public awareness of wage theft and mobilize support for the SWEAT bill.

(Clip from the video)

But we need your support to produce the video! Funds will go to the artist, for his time and to cover expenses.

In this difficult time of COVID-19 when workers are facing severe economic difficulties, it’s more important than ever for them to have the tool to secure their hard-earned money against theft. Already a rampant problem, wage theft is on the rise. The SWEAT bill has been passed in the State Senate again this year and is hopefully to go through the State Assembly soon. Working people across the state are pushing to send it to Governor Cuomo’s desk. We need to come together to make sure he can no longer let unscrupulous bosses off the hook. Let’s help finish the animation project and be part of the fight to stop wage theft!

For more information on the SWEAT Bill, visit the bill's website .

About the artist
An animator born and raised in China and currently living in France, Houzhi Huang is a graduate of Gobelins, l'école de l'image, Paris. He's invested in becoming a visual developer, layout and Background artist in the industry. He's also a fox and plants lover.

About Workers Against Wage Theft
Workers Against Wage Theft (WAWT) is a growing alliance of worker organizations that fight wage theft in NYS. WAWT demands Governor Cuomo stop protecting criminal bosses that steal hard earned wages from workers and sign the SWEAT bill, which will give workers the tools they need to stop wage theft.

Workers Against Wage Theft (list in formation):
Brothers Doing Better; Chinese Staff & Workers Association; Democratic Socialists of America - NYC; El Centro de Imigrante; Flushing Workers Center; International Workers Solidarity Network - Buffalo; Jornaleros Unidos; Laundry Workers Center; National Day Laborers Organizing Network; National Mobilization Against SweatShops; Queen City Workers Center; Sisa Pakari Cultural and Labor Center; Students Organizing Against Reynolds; Workers Justice Project; Youth Against Sweatshops

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Flushing Workers Center, Inc.
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