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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.


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.


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.
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