The historical photos show happy go lucky prisoners enjoying life behind barbed wire. They were photos taken by government photographers hired to put a positive spin on a blight in U.S. history.
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It’s the open secret behind the doors of too many massage parlors.
Happy endings have become synonymous with sex.
Too often its connected to sex trafficking-women lured to America with the promise of a better life, only to be trapped into a life of sexual servitude at a massage parlor while they pay off the … Read more
(This story has been updated with more specifics about the federal complaint. The Flushing Workers Center says this is a discrimination complaint and not a complaint about back wages, as we originally reported.)
A federal complaint has been filed against a Flushing, New York restaurant accused of discriminating against … Read more
When you hear the words body shop, you likely think of workers in overalls restoring your car to its original physical condition.
For thousands of mostly Indian workers, body shops may be the equivalent of the modern day sweatshop. They are employers who may be taking advantage of … Read more
Two articles written in AsAmNews have drawn the ire of New York Assemblyperson Ron Kim, who in 2012 became the first Korean American ever elected in New York State. The articles questioned whether contributions from the nail salon industry to Kim’s campaign had caused him to “flip … Read more
Here’s proof that people can rise above oppression.
20 years ago this coming Sunday, authorities raided an apartment complex near Los Angles where 72 Thai workers were held captive and forced to work under sweatshop conditions.
After the raid, immigration threatened the workers with deportation, but an attorney intervened and convinced the government to authorize … Read more
The New York State Assembly has passed a bill clamping down on the exploitation of unlicensed nail salon workers.
According to Time Magazine, the bill will lower the cost of a qualifying nail salon exam and allow workers to legally continue to work in a salon while preparing for a final licensing exam.… Read more
A training session was held Thursday … Read more
Federal authorities have arrested an Indian American couple in Kentucky on charges of illegally bringing Indian workers into the US and then making them work long hours for little pay, reports the Link.
Amrutlal Patel and his wife, DakshabenPatel run four Subway restaurants in Lexington. One worker accused the couple of denying him food … Read more