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Chip Mitchell
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Left out of the economic recovery, some workers are going underground. Here's my look at their untaxed and unreported occupations. http://lnkd.in/b7GJq5b
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Today is Boston University business economist David Weil's first day as the nation's Wage and Hour administrator. His job is to enforce federal protections such as the minimum wage and overtime. Even though Weil is a business professor, some business interests are expressing concern about his appointment. Weil plans to hold "lead companies" responsible for wage theft by their contractors and franchisees. Here's my report for NPR: http://n.pr/1ojST0b
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FRANCHISING BLAMED FOR LOW WAGES: Bigger than burgers and fries, the popular business model squeezes small business owners between corporations and workers. See this week's story, reported by me and +Shannon Heffernan and edited by +Derek John. And don't miss a fun video by Simran Khosla and +Logan Jaffe. Find everything here: http://bit.ly/1qeJtV2
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UIC FACULTY CLAIM HIGHER CAUSE: A strike at the University of Illinois at Chicago becomes a flash point in a nationwide battle over the fate of higher education. Hear our report at WBEZ: http://bit.ly/1oSoNSY
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FROM MEXICO TO THE MIDWEST, A SUPPLY CHAIN DELIVERS: For "Heroin, LLC," a series by WBEZ and the Chicago Reader, I visited El Paso and Ciudad Juárez to find out who's bringing the stuff to Chicago. I reached some supply-chain managers, including a young Texan who built a trucking network that hauled multimillion-dollar loads. Here is my 13-minute report: http://bit.ly/1dVsJQq
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BREAKING NEWS: Former owner of Republic Windows, site of a widely supported 2008 sit-in, is closing another Chicago window plant. Nearly 200 jobs lost. http://bit.ly/1ufWNZo
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BREAKING NEWS: President Barack Obama’s administration is considering allowing military enlistment by thousands of young immigrants living in the country illegally, a top U.S. Department of Defense official said Monday. Jessica L. Wright, the department’s acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness, described the so-called DREAMers as “some of the best and brightest in America that we could capitalize on.” http://bit.ly/1j3WnPH
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7-Eleven Inc. is coming down on a Chicago franchisee who criticized the Dallas-based company on WBEZ. Hashim Syed, owner of a 7-Eleven on the city’s North Side, received a written warning eight days after we broadcast his views. http://bit.ly/Pv3YiL
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METAL SHREDDER CLEARS HURDLE: The Chicago Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a plan to build the facility near a big high school on the city’s Southwest Side, +WBEZ has learned. http://bit.ly/Os31Ih
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Relatives of Víctor Medina, 48, laid his body to rest yesterday. Medina collapsed in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood January 5. He was trying to clear snow from the parking spot behind his apartment. I see that spot every time I take out my garbage. I see the apartment every morning through our kitchen window. Víctor was our next-door neighbor. Here’s my WBEZ story: http://bit.ly/1gLdvKX
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I tell stories over the radio and the Internet. I draw from more than two decades as a reporter and editor in the U.S. Midwest and Latin America.
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I report investigative, feature and breaking news in a range of audio and digital formats for WBEZ Chicago. Topics include housing, immigration, labor, policing, politics, public health and schools. My base is a bureau on the city’s West Side, inhabited mostly by low-income blacks and Latinos. The Chicago Headline Club this year named me the best reporter in Chicago-area radio.
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