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Student Labor Scandal Illuminates the Gray Market for Guestworkers

The students came for a summer learning experience with a job at a classic American company. Instead, they got a crash course in the realities of the global economy. Following months of campaigning, young foreign students who have waged a bitter labor battle against a U.S. candy giant, the Department of Labor has cited two subcontractors that helped import the students into the Hershey plant in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, where they were reportedly subjected to coercive, exploitative conditions.
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California adds 11,800 jobs, unemployment rate rises slightly to 8.1%

Business & Finance : Money & Co (13 hours ago)

California's economy added 11,800 net new jobs in March, a meager showing after robust gains the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Read Post

Teacher Fired After Telling Student: ‘We Don’t Need Another Black President’

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (11 hours ago)

Ohio teacher fired over comment to Black student, “We don’t need another Black President” (via FreakOutNation) An Ohio teacher accused of telling an African American student, “We don’t need another black President,’  was fired Thurs... Read Post

Guestworkers Who Suffered Horrific Conditions At McDonald’s Bring Grievances To Congress

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (last year)

When a group of young Latin American students arrived in the United States to work as guestworkers at a Pennsylvania McDonald’s, they thought they were in for an amazing experience — a chance to see the US up close, and to experienc... Read Post

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