low wage-earners

"Wage Enforcers Overwhelmed by Complaints"
Paul Lieberman
Chester Goolrick
The final entry in the "Underpaid and Under-protected" series dives into what happens with workers' complaints.
"Ice Toters, Ministore Clerks: Over 40 Years, A Corporation's Pattern of Underpaying Workers"
Paul Lieberman
Chester Goolrick
Reporters look into the pattern of underpaying workers at the Atlantic Co., Inc., an Atlanta-based conglomerate that manufactures ice and runs convenience stores, whose workers it consistently under paid.
"Unique Deductions Push Pay Below U.S. Minimum"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
Sidebar about a laundry presser.
"Some 'Surprised . . . I Pay $2.50'"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
Sidebar with Jane Love, who with her husband Sandy, owned and managed the "38-unit Rose Garden Motel on Interstate 75 a few miles south of downtown Atlanta."
"Motels, Gas Stations: Motel Maid's Wages Fall Into Crevice in the Law"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
Charlene Smith-Williams
A look at the lives of underpaid motel maids in Georgia. Charlene Smith-Williams worked as a motel maid for the investigation.
"Endless Debt Haunts Turpentiners"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
(Lee May)
The second part in Goolrick and Lieberman's series discusses the endless debts and lack of options of turpentiners.
"The Turpentine Men: Hard Woods Toil for Little Pay"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
(Lee May)
Lee May spends a week working with the turpentine men of the South Georgia woods to learn about their lives in Part One of the Atlanta Constitution's six-part series on the Georgia industries that underpay their workers.
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