The Pineros: Forest workers caught in web of exploitation [USA]

Author: Tom Knudson & Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee [USA], Published on: 13 November 2005

Guest forest workers are routinely subjected to conditions not tolerated elsewhere in the United States, [a Sacramento] Bee investigation found. They are gashed by chain saws, bruised by tumbling logs and rocks, verbally abused and forced to live in squalor... And death claims them. [refers to Universal Forestry, Alpha Services, Georgia Pacific, Progressive Forestry Services, Progressive Environmental, Evergreen Forestry Services, Pingree Associates, Redding Tree Growers, Ace Reforestation, Total Forestry, Patty's Farm Labor, 3 J Reforestation, Central Valley Forestry, Professional Reforestation, Menasha Forest Products, BP Reforestation, DaimlerChrysler, Thrifty Rent-a-Car]

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Related companies: DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler) Georgia-Pacific (part of Koch Industries) Universal Forestry