Safety Gear: Construction Work and Months Cleaning
safety gear: There are no holidays, health insurance benefits or overtime pay at Fullmer Cattle Co., which raises calves for dairies in four states, according to Metro News. The immigrants must buy their own safety gear such as goggles. Immigrants working on a remote Kansas ranch toil long days in a type of servitude to work off loans from the company for the cost of smuggling them into the country, according to five people who worked there. One worker spent eight months cleaning out calf pens, laying down cement and doing other construction work. The pay stub Cornejo shared with The Associated Press shows he worked 182.5 hours at 10 an hour over two weeks an average of 15 hours a day with Sundays off. Esteban Cornejo, a Mexican citizen who is in the U.S. illegally, left Kansas in November after paying off debt, which he figures was nearly 7,000. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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