IA-"The Underpaid and Under-Protected"- Chester Goolrick and Paul Lieberman - Atlanta Constitution

IA-"The Underpaid and Under-Protected"- Chester Goolrick and Paul Lieberman - Atlanta Constitution

"For Many Americans, Work Pays Off in Poverty"

by: Chester Goolrick, Paul Lieberman | publication date: December 1, 1979 | Publication: Atlanta Constitution | pages: A1

"At a time when wages are at an historic high, hundreds of thousands of American workers laboring in menial jobs are underpaid.

"The federal minimum wage standard holds little value for these workers. The underpaid work quietly in industries hidden from view of the overburdened agencies charged with enforcing the minimum wage, in jobs which fall out of reach of the wage-hour laws, or for employers who brazenly disregard minimum wage standards. . . . "

The Constitution found underpaid workers in these industries: ice plants, poultry, gas stations, deer tongue, motels.

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