Temp workers are thrown into dangerous work with little training and suffer injuries far more often than permanent employees. More »
America is now dotted with “temp towns” – places where it’s difficult to find blue-collar work except through a temp agency and where workers often suffer lost wages, no benefits and high injury rates. More »
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? More »
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In a letter to OSHA, U.S. Senator Robert Casey asks whether the agency has the tools to ensure that temp workers are protected in the workplace.
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Daniel Collazo was pulled into a hummus grinder in 2011. New documents show Tribe Mediterranean Foods knew about the safety problem that caused his death, but did nothing about it.
California bill would hold companies legally responsible for wage and safety violations committed by their subcontractors and temp agencies.
Today’s blue collar temp laborers face abuses similar to those of migrant farmworkers depicted in iconic 1960 CBS documentary.
The United States has some of the weakest labor protections for temp workers in the developed world. Here, we map out how countries compare based on data compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
'Permatemping' cases highlight lack of U.S. protections for temp workers. Other countries limit the length of temp jobs, guarantee equal pay and restrict dangerous work.
ProPublica’s Michael Grabell and Steve Engelberg talk about how the temp industry is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. – and also one of the more dangerous.
Health and safety experts have identified steps regulators could take to decrease temp workers’ injuries but opposition from business and industry makes immediate change unlikely.
Temp workers are thrown into dangerous work with little training and suffer injuries far more often than permanent employees.
Last month, the Labor Department reported that the United States has more temp workers than ever before. Steve Engelberg and Michael Grabell discuss how this system insulates companies from employer responsibilities while in some cases forcing workers’ pay below minimum wage.
Highlights from our discussion on the growing temp labor industry and its impact on American workers.
America is now dotted with “temp towns” – places where it’s difficult to find blue-collar work except through a temp agency and where workers often suffer lost wages, no benefits and high injury rates.
Hoy Estados Unidos está salpicado de “temp towns” – lugares donde es difícil encontrar trabajo manual si no es a través de una agencia de empleo temporal y donde los obreros frecuentemente sufren la pérdida de sueldos, ausencia de beneficios y altas proporciones de lesiones laborales.
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.
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?
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."
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