Universal truth of labour treatment

May 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

A disturbing reality that I think can sadly be called the universal truth about labour treatment

As a rule, if you are paying an immigrant who can’t speak English a vanishingly small sum in order to perform a labor-intensive service, there is a strong chance that something isn’t above board in the transaction and that some degree of human trafficking or wage violations might be involved.

If you haven’t read it yet, read the two part series (Part 1, Part 2) by New York Times on the treatment of nail salon workers. And thoughts on how to be a conscious customer. Note, handouts and higher tips are not the answer.

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