Mugged by the Boss

Wage Theft in America
Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid—and What We Can Do About It
Kim Bobo
The New Press, $17.95, 336 pp.

As a child growing up in Massapequa—the Long Island suburb where Jerry Seinfeld and Alec Baldwin were raised—I always viewed my community as patriotic and law-abiding. Ron Kovic, the crippled Vietnam veteran who wrote Born on the Fourth of July, came from Massapequa. So did Peggy Noonan, the Reagan speechwriter. The most popular restaurant in town was a burger joint called “All-American.”

So I was rather startled to learn last November...

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About the Author

Steven Greenhouse, the author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker (Anchor), is a reporter for the New York Times.