Ruth Silver Taube was quoted in a Mercury News article about the the Milpitas City Council’s unanimous vote to create a “responsible construction ordinance” that will require developers and builders seeking to get a project approved to sign an acknowledgement upfront that they are required to comply with the state Labor Code.

“Because of Silvery Towers (an example of wage theft and human trafficking where more than a dozen immigrant workers were held in captivity in a Hayward warehouse and being forced to work on the Silvery Towers high rises in San Jose without pay), human trafficking, and rampant wage theft, this ordinance is critical,” said Ruth Silver-Taube, an adjunct law professor at Santa Clara University and coordinator of the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition.