When folks talk about modern day slavery, a lot of folks tend to think of the large scale problems like sex trafficking. It's easy to forget that in human trafficking everyday migrant workers are abused and exploited and are, literally, held captive and forced to work incomprehensible hours and endure abuse.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Such has been the case for Gina Agulto, Grace Pineda, Ronilo Pangan, and Ruby Pangan. Four Filipino workers who have stated they have allegedly been working 18 hour days with no overtime pay and had their visas stolen from them. Choice Hotels have denied all the claims of abuse, slavery, peonage, forced labor, and human trafficking.
Of course they have.
Cross posted at APA for Progress