Worker

A worker is a person who is employed and performs work in exchange for compensation, such as wages or a salary. Workers can be found in a wide variety of occupations and industries, and can have different levels of education, skill, and experience. In general, workers are entitled to certain rights and protections under the law, such as the right to a safe and healthy work environment, fair compensation, and freedom from discrimination. The rights and conditions of workers can vary depending on the country, industry, and type of work they do.

Human trafficking: Health care workers can be the first line of defense
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Human trafficking: Health care workers can be the first line of defense

Human trafficking cases have continued to rise in Texas since 2007. In 2020, a statewide survey by the Texas human trafficking council recorded the highest number of arrests related to human trafficking, with the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area accounting for 35% of the state’s commercial sexual exploitation cases. And these numbers only continue to rise….

Office of Attorney General’s Symposium at Temple University Sheds Light on Labor Trafficking
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Office of Attorney General’s Symposium at Temple University Sheds Light on Labor Trafficking

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General recently hosted its first annual symposium on labor trafficking, which brought together attorneys, law enforcement, social workers, advocates, and community members to share information on the signs of labor trafficking, and to collaborate on prevention and responses to it. The event at Temple University Beasley School of…

“When Seeing and Hearing is no Longer Believing” Melissa Dykes of Truthstream Media Breaks Down The Current State of the Art of AI Visuals and Audio and How it is Affecting Self-Awareness
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“When Seeing and Hearing is no Longer Believing” Melissa Dykes of Truthstream Media Breaks Down The Current State of the Art of AI Visuals and Audio and How it is Affecting Self-Awareness

Editor’s note: Melissa Dykes’ documentarian background and her extensive experience of researching very real psychological mind control techniques and their effects on a population should be taken into account (visit her IMDB page here) when watching this piece. She has a keen take on how people get manipulated by media, and this (user-generated self-images and…

Zimbabweans on COS suffering in the UK: Part II
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Zimbabweans on COS suffering in the UK: Part II

Dr Masimba Mavaza Zimbabwean care workers are being tricked into coming to the UK by unscrupulous middlemen who withhold up to half their wages and force them to live in squalor. The scam, which plays on the acute shortages of nursing and care staff across Britain’s hospitals and care homes, has echoes of the debt…

5 Cumberland County massage parlors busted in human trafficking sting
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5 Cumberland County massage parlors busted in human trafficking sting

Complaints from the public led police to investigate the five massage parlors and discover that they were all connected to Min Dong. CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — One person was arrested yesterday in a human trafficking investigation that linked five Cumberland County massage parlors offering illegal services, the county’s District Attorney’s office announced. OPERATION: Closed2Trafficking sought…

Local organizations support sex trafficking victims, survivors
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Local organizations support sex trafficking victims, survivors

Several organizations offer help to those affected by sex trafficking. Here are four organizations that offer support and resources in the Las Vegas Valley. The Cupcake Girls is a national organization serving people in 36 states. One of two physical branches in the country is located in Las Vegas. More than 100 people are supported…

Florida keeps using unpaid prison labor to prepare for hurricanes
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Florida keeps using unpaid prison labor to prepare for hurricanes

  As Floridians prepared for Hurricane Idalia to make landfall on the upper central coast earlier this week, several counties deployed unpaid prison labor, as they have in the past, to fill the sandbags used to prevent flood damage. At least four counties — including Lake County, Polk County, Taylor County and Flagler County — relied on…

Human Trafficking in the Philippines
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Human Trafficking in the Philippines

Police and armed commandos in the Philippines staged a massive raid over the summer. They weren’t searching for weapons or drugs. They were looking for people. Officials believe human traffickers had lured thousands into a life of cybercrime. What do the BBC, Greece’s Education Ministry, Facebook, and the city of Dallas, Texas, have in common?…

It’s Nearly Labor Day, and Congress Has a Chance to Abolish Prison Slavery
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It’s Nearly Labor Day, and Congress Has a Chance to Abolish Prison Slavery

Johnny Perez was arrested and incarcerated two days after his daughter was born, a heart-wrenching fact by itself. Perez wanted to be there for his daughter, but he was stuck at a state prison in Coxsackie, New York. He worked hard to save money, but his prison job sewing bed sheets started at 17 cents…

Does Prison Labor Pervert What it Means to Say ‘Made in the USA?’
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Does Prison Labor Pervert What it Means to Say ‘Made in the USA?’

The federal government awards contracts for a vast majority of its textile production needs to factories that employ federal prisoners. Many of these prisoners make barely more than a dollar an hour and most of their earnings go back to the prison where they reside or to any child support or restitution still outstanding. This…