We Needed the Work:  Latino Worker Voices in the New Economy

NCLR, (May 24, 2011)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Economy and Workforce, Occupational Safety & Health, Wages and Income
Publication Type: Research Report

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This publication is a collection of stories told to NCLR researchers by Latinos working in low-wage jobs throughout metropolitan Washington, DC.  They illustrate the vulnerability and lack of recourse for workers in the low-wage, low-skill labor market where violations of labor laws and health and safety standards are widespread.  To strengthen our current and future workforce, citizens and voters should heed these stories and call on their leaders to restore dignity and respect for the millions of American workers who are the foundation of our economy.