Here’s a breakdown of the main tactics manipulative job brokers use to treat immigrant tech workers like indentured servants.
Conditions and obstacles that workers face in the 21st century
Graphic novel: Techsploitation
This graphic novel tells the true story of an Indian tech worker who has big dreams of a job in the U.S. but finds himself under the thumb of a shady labor broker.
Case study: Saras America
The technology consulting company is among the few niche staffing firms that got into trouble for mistreating Indian workers – yet it continued to survive and thrive.
Federal tech contracts awarded to job brokers with labor violations
Porous federal oversight has allowed labor brokers to financially exploit Indian tech workers with little fear of detection. And even those that are caught can continue to survive and thrive – including on taxpayers’ dime.
Case study: Tata Consultancy Services
Former workers at this tech labor broker say the company tried to collect fees from them after they quit.
Job brokers steal wages, entrap Indian tech workers in US
Labor brokers providing Indian high-tech workers to American companies are gaming a professional visa program, creating a shadow world that can turn a worker’s dream of self-betterment into a financial nightmare.
Brown signs bill to help protect female farmworkers from sex abuse
New law requiring sexual harassment training for labor contractors, supervisors and all farm employees was spurred by Rape in the Fields investigation.
Here’s a look at 3 plans to stop rape in the fields
Legislators, community organizations, academic institutions and growers have jump-started new projects to tackle sexual harassment and abuse in the agricultural industry. Here are a handful of the most developed solutions that have emerged.
‘Rape in the Fields’ wins Robert F. Kennedy award
A collaboration among The Center for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision, the documentary exposed the widespread sexual harassment and assault of female agricultural workers in the United States.
A guide to what’s happened after Rape in the Fields
It’s been nearly a year since the debut of the Rape in the Fields project. In that time, a lot has changed: sources’ lives, efforts to fix the problem and advances in court cases. With the film airing again tonight on FRONTLINE, here’s a rundown of what’s happened since the film’s premiere.