"Dirty Work" - George Getschow - Wall Street Journal

Reportage

Description

Getschow lived and worked as an oil industry day laborer to expose conditions in the temporary "slave labor camps" throughout the Southwest.

Reporters

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Newspaper

Effects and Outcomes

Getschow's 1983 two-part series was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting in 1984.

Articles, Books, Video/Film

  • I-"Dirty Work" - George Getschow - Wall Street Journal | "The Day Laborer's Toil Is Hard, Pay Minimal, Security Nonexistent; In Houston, the Jobless Fill Labor Pools That Retake Part of Each Day's Wage; The System at Krash Cabin"

    June 22, 1983
    Getschow lives the life of a day laborer in this,, part one of a two-part series for the Wall Street Journal, a ...
  • II-"Dirty Work" - George Getschow - Wall Street Journal | "Louisiana Labor Camps Supply 'Warm Bodies' The Oil Business Needs; Laborers Often Earn Little Beyond Debt to a Camp; Life at a Halfway House; Some Citizens Defend System""

    June 23, 1983
    Part Two of George Getschow's "Dirty Work" series for the Wall Street Journal for which he lived and worked among ...