Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States


Subject:
Labor , Jobs & Work , Employment Laws , Law

Description:
This report outlines concerns with the U.S. guestworker program for unskilled laborers (called the H-2 program), such as "Holding the 'Deportation Card'" (imbalance of power between employer and worker), wage and hour abuses, contract violations, and denial of medical benefits for on-the-job injuries. Provides recommendations for improving the guestworker program, which the report finds is "inherently abusive and should not be expanded in the name of immigration reform." From the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Publisher:
Southern Poverty Law Center

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.splcenter.org/legal/guestreport/


PID= res:lii-23751