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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:06 PM

28. K&R

The workers are striking over what they charge are rampant abuses at their stores in Harrisburg and nearby Lemoyne and Camp Hill. According to NGA, the visiting students each paid $3,000 or more for the chance to come and work, and were promised full-time employment; most received only a handful of hours a week, while others worked shifts as long as 25 hours straight, without being paid overtime. “Their employer is also their landlord,” said Soni. “They’re earning sub-minimum wages, and then paying it back in rent” to share a room with up to seven co-workers. “Their weekly net pay is actually sometimes brought as low as zero."

“We are living in (a) basement,” said Rios, “cramped together, with no divisions, in bunkbeds which are meant for children.”

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