AFSC's Rick Wilson writes, "You might not have noticed this, especially if you are one of the almost 15 million unemployed, but the economy is blazing away for the fortunate few.
The St. Louis Federal Reserve recently reported that after-tax corporate profits are at record levels, hitting an all-time high of $1.37 trillion in the last quarter. Corporate cash reserves are somewhere around $2 trillion.
In this opinion article, the writers say the fundamental American value that people must be paid for their labor is not being extended to day laborers in Newark. Day laborers are all too often robbed of their wages, taking a serious toll on not just these workers and their families, but on all workers and law-abiding employers in New Jersey.
The SERO Southeast STAR is the quarterly newsletter of the South East Regional Office of AFSC. It covers news from our regional and area offices. This issue has a special focus on the New Orleans Project.
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