Taken For A Ride: Discovering the secret world of raiteros

WBEZ's Afternoon Shift on April 29, 2013 21:34

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Some of America’s best-known companies and largest temp agencies benefit from — and tacitly collaborate with — an underworld of labor brokers, known as raiteros. ProPublica’s Michael Grabell and Marketplace’s Jeff Tyler conducted dozens of interviews, followed the workers from their 4 am pickup location in Chicago’s Little Village, the largest Mexican community in the Midwest, and examined hundreds of documents to expose the practice. They tell Afternoon Shift about their investigation.

"Taken For A Ride: Discovering the secret world of raiteros" by WBEZ's Afternoon Shift is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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