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People from poor countries are becoming modern day slaves as they are lured in on false pretenses and then being held captive. They were promised “good salaries, accommodations, and food”, but instead were beaten and threatened if they asked for these items. These people were becoming slaves and provided many local restaurants with fresh foods from the surrounding fields. Even though this was all happening, many people were continuing to get away with having these modern day slaves and no one was stopping them.
This investigation singles out demolition workers, manual laborers who pave the way for Manhattan's glamorous high-rise construction business by tearing down old buildings, as the least protected and most susceptible to injury or unfair business practices in the entire construction industry.
Atlanta Business Chronicle exposes nationally operating labor pools that serve as temporary service agencies that specialize in providing manual labor jobs for people who are primarily homeless; the laborers receive a small fraction of what they earn for the company, at the same time perpetuating the endless cycle of poverty, Feb. 26, 1990.