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This Week: Katrina Labor
This Week
November 18, 2005


This week on NOW:

Thousands of immigrant workers are being lured into New Orleans to help rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina. But are corporations shutting out the local workforce and boosting profits by hiring these workers with low pay, no benefits, and awful working conditions? NOW Senior Correspondent Maria Hinojosa looks at who's benefiting from the reconstruction along the Gulf Coast, and how the Bush Administration's post-Katrina polices might have encouraged the exploitation of workers.

Read LVI's complete response. (PDF)

This week, the Senate voted overwhelmingly for an amendment that called for the White House to give progress reports on the Iraq war. What does that vote, as well as the on-going CIA leak investigation, mean for the Bush Administration? "There's no question this President and this presidency is weakened," says John Dean, who served as counsel to Richard Nixon thirty years ago.

In Depth

Labor Poster

Labor, Laws and Immigrants in the Delta South

NOW's Complete Katrina Coverage

Katrina News and Resources


John Dean

Immigration Policy Debate

American Immigration History

John Dean

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Labor Pains (16:51)

John Dean (5:42)


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Labor Pains
Producer: William Brangham
Senior Correspondent: Maria Hinojosa
Editor: Larry Goldfine


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