Work without Justice: Low-Wage Immigrant Laborers
Donald Kerwin, Karen Herrling, and J. Kevin Appleby
This report explores the plight of low-wage immigrant laborers who play a crucial role in the US economy, but earn subsistence-level wages, receive poor benefits, and face occupational hazards at high rates. It follows immigrant laborers from their countries of origin, to their often perilous journeys. It examines the harsh reality many face in the United States, highlighting the experiences of day laborers, service sector employees, migrant farmworkers, meatpacking and poultry workers, and persons smuggled into the country by criminal syndicates.