The Migrant Workers Who Follow Climate Disasters

(Illustration by Emiliano Ponzi, The New Yorker)

An article from The New Yorker on migrant laborers who travel to areas impacted by climate disasters cites related research from Nik Theodore, UIC professor and head of urban planning and policy, director of the Center for Urban Economic Development and fellow at the Great Cities Institute.

In a study for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the Fe y Justicia Worker Center, Nik Theodore, a professor at the University of Illinois Chicago, found that more than three-quarters of day laborers in Houston had experienced wage theft, and more than a quarter had been victimized in the month after Hurricane Harvey.

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