Fractures in the Foundation:  The Latino Worker’s Experience in an Era of Declining Job Quality

Catherine Singley, (September 1, 2009)

Issue: Economy and Workforce, Economy and Employment, Civil Rights and Justice
Publication Type: Research Report

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Based on an in-depth analysis of death on the job, wages, and employer-based benefits, this report exposes the severe erosion of job quality in America.  NCLR calls on Congress and the U.S. Department of Labor to restore fairness and dignity to hard work by strengthening enforcement efforts, modernizing labor laws, and collaborating with community-based organizations to empower low-wage and immigrant workers.

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Executive summary
Executive summary—Spanish
Chapter 1:  Today's Latino Workforce: Diverse and Growing
Chapter 2:  Bedrock of the Economy, Bottom of the Labor Market
Chapter 3:  Troubling Indicators of Job Quality
Chapter 4:  The Erosion of Job Quality: An Historic Perspective
Chapter 5:  Major Issues Affecting Job Quality for Latinos
Chapter 6:  Rebuilding Job Quality for Latinos and All Workers