A new collaboration from the Chicago Sun-Times and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism delves into alleged mistreatment of Latino workers at many Midwestern Asian restaurants.
Chicago-based employment agencies shuffle workers, many of whom are undocumented, to different Chinese buffets and similar restaurants across the Midwest. Workers say they’re often made to work long hours for less than minimum wage.
Chicago Sun-Times reporter Alex Arriaga and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism fellow Belle Lin got an inside look at conditions for many of the employees. They spoke with WORT producer Nina Kravinsky about their reporting.