Fines for violations of federal workplace safety laws are set to increase for the first time in 25 years. The bipartisan budget deal signed by President Obama in November requires the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to begin imposing higher penalties by Aug. 1, 2016. “Simply put, OSHA penalties must be increased to provide a […]
Conditions and obstacles that workers face in the 21st century
Decoding the language of discrimination
Temp agencies across America have been using coded words and phrases to discriminate against job applicants based on race and gender. Take a look at some of terms we uncovered during our investigation – can you guess what type of person they were referring to?
Temp-worker organizer in Chicago confronts racial divide
A Chicago labor organizer is pushing what would be the nation’s first law addressing temp-work discrimination. But to get the bill passed, he says he needs some temp workers to make a big sacrifice.
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How far one temp agency went to please its customers
When temp agencies fill orders for a worker of a certain race or gender, that’s illegal. So some use code words to hide the discrimination.
Decoding discrimination in America’s temp industry
This hour of Reveal will explore discrimination in the temporary-work industry and look at how it’s affecting people around the country.
America’s long battle over jobs and justice
We’ve come a long way since the 1963 March on Washington. Or have we?
When companies hire temp workers by race, black applicants lose out
Hiring workers based on race or sex is illegal, but some companies are skirting the law by contracting out their discriminatory practices to temp agen
Tell us your experience with job discrimination
With our investigation into America’s temp industry, Reveal is launching a campaign to explore the many faces of workplace discrimination. And we need your help to do it.
Techsploitation investigation wins national award
The Center for Investigative Reporting has won a national award for “Techsploitation,” an investigative series that explored how unscrupulous labor brokers exploit workers on temporary visas. The awards were presented by the South Asian Journalists Association, which is based at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. CIR’s investigation into America’s temporary […]
New York Times story on labor brokers has ties to CIR probe
Top outsourcing firms deluge the federal government with applications for H-1B visas, sidelining smaller American employers, according to The New York Times. This echoes findings of our investigation last year, which found that labor brokers had exploited Indian tech workers at some of America’s top companies.