The hidden scourge of ‘wage theft’: When higher profits come out of workers’ pockets

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After a thunderstorm tore across Iowa in August 2020, causing $4 billion in damage, six construction workers drove from Texas to Cedar Rapids to help rebuild. Promised daily pay of around $200 cash, plus travel and housing costs, the men arrived in Iowa in October and began work on a senior living center, painting walls and installing plasterboard and moldings, three people familiar with the arrangements said.

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