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Race and The Race to the Bottom

In a restaurant in Kirksville, Missouri, a recently-fired immigrant worker made $400 for seventy-two hours of work per week. Seventy-two hours. $400 per 72-hour week. It took Maria Rivas forty years of hard work to earn her way up to $11.40 an … Continued

Beyond Belief: The Exploitation of Mentally Disabled Iowa Turkey Workers

If Postville, Iowa is the poster story of meatpacking companies and immigration enforcement run amok, Atalissa, Iowa is the latest snapshot of horrific exploitation of vulnerable workers in the nation’s poultry industry. In recent days the Des Moines Register and … Continued