In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.
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I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016.
As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impre Media and Managing Editor of Intersections South
The two journalists bring back from the margins reports of exploitation, injury, injustice and numbed resignation.
It can be eye-opening to see what the body and mind will endure, yet it isn’t pleasant reading, not least because neither writer holds out much hope of better prospects.
Thompson, who speaks Spanish and spent three years reporting on Latino immigrants before researching his book, targets industries that depend on their labor.
The lettuce fields are staffed by Dole Food Co., which pays him .37 an hour and, he says, runs “a pretty fair program.”Dying at 49Almost all the workers he meets are legal, living locally or commuting across the Mexican border each day. Yet few can escape the fields, or reach retirement age in them. Workers at the poultry plant, in Russellville, Alabama, are black, white and Latino and make between and an hour depending on attendance and punctuality.
For us in the latter category, “support for the interests of those in the lowest ranks of labor protects us.
Ignoring them exposes us to their fate.”“Working in the Shadows” is published by Nation Books (298 pages, .95). “Catching Out” is published by Simon & Schuster (203 pages, .99).
Reavis, 63, was looking to supplement his retirement funds when he began frequenting an agency called Labor-4-U.