Special Report: Raiteros - Most Commented
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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 temp workers fees for transporation and other services. The result? Workers earn pay below minimum wage. We explore the system at work in Chicago’s main Latino neighborhood, Little Village, in this special investigation with ProPublica and the Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk.
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What's this 'little bird' thing...Twitter...is that a law firm or something?mryanone | Mar 14, 2014
This man here really tells it like it is! I had a great laugh with this article. There's no busier time than thanksgiving, then EVERYBODY is...FarrellMackennon | Mar 14, 2014
While the lawsuit will properly be decided by the courts, to me it's immoral to exploit minimum wage workers by "stealing" their...GraceG | Mar 14, 2014
This small personal piece reminded me of my first job many years before as a dishwasher at a summer resort along the Maine Coast. In the early 60...Craniac62 | Mar 11, 2014