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Yari Hernandez1 Mr.

Newman English 101: Rhetoric 16 September 2013

Statement of Scope for Annotated Bibliography The majority of Americans would do just about anything to feed their families, but it seems like nowadays you need a college degree to obtain a stable job. With unemployment rate reaching 7.3% families are struggling to pay their bills and are living pay check to pay check. Americans today tend to believe that the less you get paid, the easier the job is. At the same time I believe that going to college is hard work itself, I also believe that many minimum wage jobs or jobs that dont involve an education are underpaid for the amount of work and working conditions they endure each day. Some may argue that minimum wage or jobs that dont include a college degree arent that tough to do because they dont involve much knowledge, but many of the people that believe this have not actually experience the physical labor they encounter. This essay will explore the working conditions, pay, and discrimination in the workforce. While occupations that dont require a college degree pay less than jobs that require some sort of an education, the jobs that dont require education also require more manual labor and less benefits. In this paper I will explore the unfair exploitation in workforce that many workers illegal or legal go through on a daily basis, such as being expected to do more work for less money in order for big companies to make money out of. In addition, I will also discuss the unbearable working conditions they are forced to work in including working in high temperatures, short breaks, long working hours, and loads of physical labor. Besides the working conditions they are expected to work in, I will also examine discrimination many ethnicities receive in their jobs, such as being treated less than other races, having favoritism, and to even being too afraid to lose your job to report any problems with authority. This selected bibliography includes sources that deal with unbearable working condition, exploitation on workers, and discrimination in jobs. In Ward, Mike article they demonstrate an example of unbelievable working conditions people experienced in Texas. The article mentions how workers would have to work in high temperatures that would sometimes reach 100 degrees with no water or plumping. In Cardona, Parra, and Jos Rubn article they talk about how many agriculture workers tend to develop health problems form the toxic pesticides in the fields. Anderson, George M. talked in his article about the exploitation workers in 3 world countries have by having low wages and substandard working conditions. Moreover exploitation, in article they discuss how migrant workers tend to do more of our agriculture jobs which are under paid and how they barely making 7,500 a year. Following agriculture jobs many fast food employees also want a better pay. In Johnston, Katie article she talks about how many employees are going on strike to get better benefits and pay. Masake, Anthony article talks about how employees get

Yari Hernandez2 Mr. Newman English 101: Rhetoric 16 September 2013

irregular pay checks and are sometimes not even paid for the work that they do. In the Cardona, Parra, and Jos Rubn article they talk about how immigrants do the hardest jobs which can cause health problems in their future yet are discriminated and are one of the most disadvantages group because they dont have the same rights and are terrified of reporting any mistreatment. In all, these sources provide sufficient information on many of the problems jobs that dont require a form of education suffer from.

Yari Hernandez3 Mr. Newman English 101: Rhetoric 16 September 2013

Annotated Bibliography Anderson, George M. "Of Many Things." America: n. pag. elibrary. Web. 9 Sept. 2013. Talked about a group called EPICA -antisweat shop advocacy organization, that went to other countries with groups of teachers, unions , and students to set up a better working enviorment. Also talked about how in those countires many of the employees are exploited by having low wages and substandard working conditions. This shows how people are being forced to sttle for lower wage jobs than they desereve. Cardona, Parra, and Jos Rubn. "'Trabajando Duro Todos Los Das': Learning From the Life Experiences of Mexican-Origin Migrant Families*." Family Relations: n. pag. elibrary. Web. 9 Sept. 2013. It talked about how migrant workers do most of the United States agriculture jobs and how they are one of the most disadvantage groups because they are faced challenges such as financial difficulties, language and cultural barriers, health and mental health needs, legal and documentation issues, and discrimination. Also mentions how many of the arguculture buisnesses just try to make a bigger profit so they hire undocumented workers to pay them less (get 7,500 a year) and are often not able to set up a union at work. Mentions how in their working conditions they are often exposed to toxic pesticides while working in the fields which cause them to have health problems and often even death, they are also often discrimanated which causes them to have fear and not want to report it.

Yari Hernandez4 Mr. Newman English 101: Rhetoric 16 September 2013

Johnston, Katie. "Fast-food Strikers May Risk Firing." The Boston Globe [Boston] 27 Aug. 2013: n. pag. elibrary. Web. 13 Sept. 2013. This newspaper talked about how many fast food employees are going on strike to try to earn more money. They talk about how they are under paid or not getting enough work hours. Can use this to demonstarte different types of work that feel are getting under paid for the work they believe is harder for the amount they earn. Masake, Anthony. "THE PRESIDENT IS RIGHT ON MINIMUM WAGE [OPINION]." All Africa: n. pag. elibrary. Web. 9 Sept. 2013. Talks about how in Africa workers want the government to raise the minimum wage for unskilled jobs but how the prices of goods would go up if that happened. All the effects that would happen if they raised the minium wage. How they dont have medical care, protective wears, irregular payments and non payments of work benfefits and ect. Ward, Mike. "Prison's Water Outages, Heat Called 'Dangerous.'" Austin American-Statesman: n. pag. elibrary. Web. 6 Sept. 2013. The Author states that the employees working at the Connally State prison had to work in high tempetures that would reach about 100 degrees most days and also how water would be out for days. Many of the workers there just took the job because it was the only job open. Also they mention that they shouldn't be working in a prison that doesn't have water available especially in hot working enviorments.