Major U.S. Companies Profit from Exploitative Labor Brokers

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Some of the products you purchase might be manufactured in the U.S., but the workers may not be getting a fair, or legal, wage. A new report by Pro-Publica and Marketplace looks at a system of Latino labor brokerage in cities across the US, a system which provides leading U.S. companies cheap labor whenever they need it, but leaves the workers with wages that are far below legal minimum wage.

Michael Grabell, a reporter for Pro-Publica, and Jeff Tyler, reporter for Marketplace, explain their special investigation.