November 22, 2005

Black Workers Pushed Out of New Orleans
PBS "Now" Documents Outrage

Laborers crammed into semi-trailer bunks
Now - Nov. 18
David Brancaccio: Welcome to Now. You know about outsourcing, where better paying jobs in this country disappear, with the work going to lower wage workers in developing countries. Well a disturbing variation on the outsourcing theme is playing out right here in the USA, in New Orleans. Thousands are being hired to rebuild after the hurricane, but many Louisiana workers have been left out from getting a job. In many cases, undocumented workers are moving in, lured by the promise of good jobs...but many of the jobs have low pay and poor working conditions.
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