underpaid

Exploited. Underpaid. Lodged in filthy shacks. Beaten to death if they complain. Diary of a week in hell amidst the foreign laborers in the province of Foggia
Fabrizio Gatti
Gatti goes undercover to experience the "triangle of slavery," his description of the tomato-picking business in Puglia.
"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.
"Work Ethic Alive Amidst Poverty: They'd Rather Collect Weeds Than Welfare"
Paul Lieberman
Chester Goolrick
Constitution finds the American work ethic alive and well, even at the lowest paid level of employment.
"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."
"Naval Stores Ages-Old, but Few Like Living in the Past"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
Naval stores are the ingredients used in scores of products "from paint thinner and wood stains to medicated soaps and liquid floor wax."
"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.
"For Many Americans, Work Pays Off in Poverty"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
The Constitution found underpaid workers in these industries: ice plants, poultry, gas stations, deer tongue, motels.
"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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