Stories: Invisible Workers: ProPub11

In Chicago's Little Village, a predominantly Latino neighborhood on the city's southwest side, temp workers walk down an alley to an idling school bus that will take them to the Ty, Inc. factory in suburban Bolingbrook. The bus is owned by a raitero, or labor broker, who charges the workers a fee for transportation to and from the factories.

In Chicago's Little Village, a predominantly Latino neighborhood on the city's southwest side, temp workers walk down an alley to an idling school bus that will take them to the Ty, Inc. factory in suburban Bolingbrook. The bus is owned by a raitero, or labor broker, who charges the workers a fee for transportation to and from the factories.