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April 29, 2013 Archives

Latest P5 Resident Working on Open Source Legislation Tracker

Our P5 Resident this month is Alan Palazzolo from MinnPost. He’s the fifth P5 Resident.

ProPublica Projects—and P5 Projects—Finalists for Data Journalism Awards

The Global Editors Network announced finalists for its 2013 Data Journalism Awards. On the shortlist are three projects from ProPublica and two projects from former Residents in our P5 Program.

Reversal of Fortune: A Prosecutor on Trial

In the world of abusive prosecutors, Ken Anderson stands out: Anderson, a Texas prosecutor who abused his authority to help send an innocent man to prison for decades, now faces 10 years behind bars for his misconduct.

Taken for a Ride: Temp Agencies and ‘Raiteros’ in Immigrant Chicago

Some of America's best-known companies and largest temp agencies benefit from — and tacitly collaborate with — an underworld of labor brokers, known as raiteros, who charge workers fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage. We explore the system in Chicago's Little Village.

Discussion: Are Temp Workers Earning Fair Wages?

In Chicago, immigrant labor brokers known as raiteros have helped create a system where temp agencies and their corporate clients benefit as workers are exploited, their pay depressed below the minimum wage. Is this happening in your community?

Llevados al Engaño: Agencias de Trabajo Temporal y ‘Raiteros’ en Chicago

Algunas de las empresas más conocidas y de las agencias de trabajo temporal más grandes de Estados Unidos se benefician de – y colaboran de forma tácita con – un submundo de intermediaros del empleo, conocidos como "raiteros."

Have You Worked With a Temp Agency? Help Us Investigate

We want to hear your experiences with temp agencies as a worker, recruiter or client company.