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The Migrant Workers Who Follow Climate Disasters

Sarah Stillman The New Yorker
Truck of laborers chasing a cyclone. A growing group of laborers is trailing hurricanes and wildfires the way farmworkers follow crops, contracting for big disaster-recovery firms, and facing exploitation, injury, and death.

Groups Across the South Are Working to Fix a Broken Farm Labor System

Jonah Goldman Kay Facing South
"Looking at these corporate supply chains, we've been able to achieve more by getting union agreements through supply chain actions than we've ever been able to achieve in legislative campaigns," says Justin Flores, FLOC's vice president.

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Exposing Wage Theft Without Fear is Possible and Necessary

Noreen Ahmed National Employment Law Project
To tackle the problem of wage theft, which almost always places on workers the burden and risk of coming forward to report violations, we have to address the problem of retaliation.

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Elder Care Homes Rake in Profits as Workers Earn a Pittance

Jennifer Gollan Associated Press
Residential senior care homes profit handsomely by paying their workers poverty wages. The profit margins can be huge and, for violators of labor laws, hinge on the widespread exploitation of thousands of caretakers, many of them poor

Drug Patients Forced to Work for Exxon, Shell and Walmart for Free

Amy Julia Harris and Shoshana Walter Al Jazeera
Cenikor, a nationally renowned drug rehabilitation program. Cenikor, a nationally renowned drug rehabilitation program, has forced patients struggling with addiction to work for free for more than 300 for-profit companies, including some of the nation’s largest, most likely in violation of federal labor law.

Corporate Wage Theft

Branko Marcetic Jacobin
An eye-opening new report has documented billions of dollars of corporate theft from workers. The government is turning a blind eye.

Which L.A. Employers Are Accused of Stealing Paychecks?

Lata Pandya, Marie Targonski-O’Brien KCET
workers demonstrating Los Angeles is the wage theft capital of the United States. Workers here lose $26 million to wage theft every week according to the UCLA Labor Center. The crime has major impacts on local economies. It decreases taxable income, lowers wage standards, and in California alone is estimated to cost the state $7 billion in lost payroll taxes.
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