Some candidates running for president wax poetic about the student debt crisis, but only one of them is willing to pay his interns.
After a year scrutinizing the intern economy, ProPublica's internship investigation is coming to an end. But before signing off, we wanted to do our own end-of-semester review.
Four years ago, the Labor Department clarified the rules that make unpaid internships legal, but employers continue to enjoy lax enforcement and free labor.
Young people like Andrew Lang are trapped in a "cycle of internships with little pay and no job offers," The New York Times reports.
The lack of laws protecting interns from exploitation has left millions of young Americans without options; it doesn't matter what the definition of a "journalist" is, just that all acts of journalism are protected; meanwhile, as tea partyers attack Obamacare, why is no one in Congress talking about Medicare's benefits? These discoveries and more after the jump.
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: How the media cover -- and promote -- war, Robert Scheer defends the messenger, AP disappears "illegal" immigrants, and America's office slaves, otherwise known as interns, rise up This week on Truthdig Radio: How the media cover—and promote—war, Robert Scheer defends the messenger, AP disappears "llegal" immigrants, and America's office slaves, otherwise known as interns, rise up .
Companies across the nation are gleefully denying interns fair wages for their work, in flagrant violation of long-standing labor law, and have the nerve to tell the world they are doing these people a favor.A disturbing percentage of U.S. companies accepts as routine the illegal work of unpaid interns.