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Migrant Workers

The Brian Lehrer Show

Uncovering Abuses in Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Daniel Nardello, the CEO of Nardello & Co., investigated labor practices for NYU's Abu Dhabi campus. He shares what he learned about how workers were treated. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'The Overnighters,' a Modern-day Take on 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Jesse Moss discusses his documentary, about tens of thousands of unemployed men who came to a small North Dakota town in hopes of finding work in the oil fields.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lowell Bergman Investigates Rape in the Fields

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman uncovers the hidden price that many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants, especially those who are undocumented, are paying to keep their jobs and provide for their families. The documentary “Rape in the Fields” is about how female farm workers fall prey to their field bosses and co-workers—and dare not speak up against their attackers for fear that they’ll lose their jobs or be deported. It's is a collaboration between Frontline, Univision News, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley. "Rape in the Fields" airs  June 25, at 10 p.m. on PBS.

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The Takeaway

Major U.S. Companies Profit from Exploitative Labor Brokers

Thursday, May 02, 2013

A new report by Pro-Publica and Marketplace looks at a system of Latino labor brokerage in cities across the U.S., 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.

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The Takeaway

Despite High Unemployment, Americans Don't Want Farm Jobs

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Though nearly one out of every 11 people across the country is out of work, on industry is facing a labor shortage. Some farmers in the western U.S. who have traditionally relied on migrant workers are now offering the same jobs to Americans — $10 an hour for pulling in the fall harvest. John Harold is one of those farmers. Instead of hiring migrant workers this year, he left openings for local, jobless Americans, something he considers a mistake. Americans, he says, proved to be less reliable and less willing to perform the hard work necessary to run his corn and onion farm than foreign workers.

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Studio 360

Teatro Campesino

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Luis Valdez has written and directed such films as "La Bamba" and "Zoot Suit" for Hollywood. But in the late 1960's he didn't even have a theater, just a flatbed truck, a few costumes and fake moustaches, and the drive to bring theater to Mexican-American laborers. Valdez founded ...

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Studio 360

Teatro Campesino

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Luis Valdez has written and directed such films as La Bamba and Zoot Suit for Hollywood. But in the late 1960's he didn't even have a theater, just a flatbed truck, a few costume moustaches, and the drive to bring theater to Mexican-American laborers. Valdez founded Teatro Campesino — the ...

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