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The Resource Working in the shadows : a year of doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do, Gabriel Thompson, (electronic resource)

Working in the shadows : a year of doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do, Gabriel Thompson, (electronic resource)

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Working in the shadows : a year of doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do
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Working in the shadows
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a year of doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do
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Gabriel Thompson
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eng
Summary
What is it like to do the back-breaking work of immigrants' To find out, Gabriel Thompson spent a year working alongside Latino immigrants, who initially thought he was either crazy or an undercover immigration agent. He stooped over lettuce fields in Arizona, and worked the graveyard shift at a chicken slaughterhouse in rural Alabama. He dodged taxis'not always successfully'as a bicycle delivery "boy" for an upscale Manhattan restaurant, and was fired from a flower shop by a boss who, he quickly realized, was nuts. As one coworker explained, "These jobs make you old quick." Back spasms occasionally keep Thompson in bed, where he suffers recurring nightmares involving iceberg lettuce and chicken carcasses. Combining personal narrative with investigative reporting, Thompson shines a bright light on the underside of the American economy, exposing harsh working conditions, union busting, and lax government enforcement'while telling the stories of workers, undocumented immigrants, and desperate US citizens alike, forced to live with chronic pain in the pursuit of $8 an hour
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Thompson, Gabriel
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  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • Social Science
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Working in the shadows : a year of doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do, Gabriel Thompson, (electronic resource)
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9781568586991
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Working in the shadows : a year of doing the jobs (most) Americans won't do, Gabriel Thompson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781568586991
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00604777
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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