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ID:

21

Date:

2005-11-13

Headline:

Guest workers suffer from exploitation, neglect

Reporter's name:

Tom Knudsen & Hector Amezcua

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Sacramento Bee

City:

Sacramento, CA

Summary:

The Sacramento Bee obtained 5,000 pages of records under FOIA to report that Latinos who work planting trees and clearing brush in U.S. forests under a guest worker program are often victims of employer exploitation. The records reveal that they often live in squalor, some employees have taken their visas, essentially holding them hostage, and they often lack proper training and adequate protective gear, subjecting them to injuries from chain saws and fallen logs.

Keywords:

farm labor

URL:

http://dwb.sacbee.com/content/news/projects/pineros/


Agencies:

DOL
OSHA

States:

CA
ID

Categories:

federal land
immigration


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