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How A Frito-Lay Janitor Rose To Corporate Executive

How A Frito-Lay Janitor Rose To Corporate Executive

Pursued his version of the Ph.D: 'poor, hungry and determined'

In 1976, Richard MontaƱez was a janitor for Frito-Lay. Now he's an executive. All because he presented the idea of Flamin' Hot Cheetos to company CEO. Read More »

Newest Perk: Employers Help Immigrant Workers Get Citizenship

Newest Perk: Employers Help Immigrant Workers Get Citizenship

"You create a sense of loyalty," one HR manager explains. Read More »

Businesses, Unions Negotiate Key Element Of Immigration Reform

Businesses, Unions Negotiate Key Element Of Immigration Reform

By Erica Werner WASHINGTON -- Business leaders and labor union officials are delving into high-stakes negotiations over a particularly contentious element of immigration reform -- a guest worker program to ensure that future immigrants come here legally. The issue has traditionally divided labor and... Read More »

NYC Car Wash Workers Seek Unionization To Improve Wages, Working Conditions

NYC Car Wash Workers Seek Unionization To Improve Wages, Working Conditions

Working at a car wash may be better than digging a ditch, as the 1970s hit song says, but employees in New York City who work cleaning cars and trucks say pay and working conditions need vast improvement. A report released Tuesday shows that car-wash workers are paid less than minimum wage, routinely denied... Read More »

Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

More than three dozen immigrant workers have filed suit in federal court alleging that they were defrauded and exploited by more than a dozen companies and individuals involved in recruiting and employing workers in the U.S. hospitality industry. According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the... Read More »

Times are Tougher for Foreign-born Workers in US

Times are Tougher for Foreign-born Workers in US

We hear a lot of complaining about immigrant workers coming in and taking all the available jobs, but know that for the foreign born, the unemployment situation is even worse than it is for those born in the USA. While the jobless rate for US natives increased from 5.8 percent in 2008 to 9.2 percent in 2009,... Read More »

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