High-tech’s “low-tech backbone”

Elissa Silverman writes in the Washington Post of

.. the low-tech backbone of a high-tech project — the casual laborers who are rounded up by subcontractors, sometimes bused across state borders to job sites and set to work digging ditches. Predominantly Hispanic, they work with few guarantees and often no benefits, and they typically are hesitant to come forward with problems, according to lawyers and advocacy groups.

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