The Big, Bad Business of Fighting Guestworker Rights

Have a new piece up at The Nation about the fight on the part of advocates and the Dept of Labor to protect guestworkers, and the counter-offensive by businesses and a bipartisan group of Senators.

The piece begins:

“In May, a 911 dispatcher received a call from a desperate employee of CJ’s Seafood, a crawfish processing company in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The phone conversation was confusing—the caller only spoke Spanish—and when police arrived to investigate, the nervous worker, under the watchful eye of her boss, explained that she had dialed the number by mistake.” (You can read the entire article here.)

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