Second Class

California’s almost 2 million undocumented workers face a disproportionately high risk of being killed or injured on the job despite state laws designed to protect them.

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Uneven Ground

Women make up just 3% of lucrative male-dominated construction jobs—gender-based harassment and discrimination have kept their numbers virtually unchanged despite half a century of affirmative action.

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On the Line

California has some of the nation’s most progressive recycling policies and goals, but the industry’s workers face hazardous conditions—and global market forces are adding to their strain.

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Among the Lucky Ones

Hassan made his way to safety after serving as a former translator for a U.S. military convoy in Afghanistan, but for many other interpreters caught between U.S. immigration law and Taliban threats, there appears to be no way out.

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Follow the Sun

“Follow the Sun” captures the liminal moments of Central American men who find themselves in between grave danger and the hopes of a better life.

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Trust the Process

What does a university owe a student who says they’ve been assaulted? And with a Department of Education asking for more court-like procedures, is this format the best way of finding justice?

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Pennies Per Hour

Most California state prisoners hold jobs that maintain prison facilities for as little as 8 cents an hour. The roles are cost-effective for the state, but critics say they don’t prepare inmates for life on the outside.

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Taxi Wars

In New York City, the legendary yellow cabs are under threat from tech giants like Uber, Lyft and others. Bound by the archaic medallion system, immigrant cab drivers have a lot at stake to protect their American Dream.

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