Minkoff-Zern Calls Out Misconceptions on Immigrant Jobs
After a McDonalds’ bun distributor lost a third of its employees to an immigrant raid, it is now losing out on millions in revenue. For the International Business Times, Falk Assistant Professor Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern talked about a false narrative associated with these type of jobs.
“There’s a misconception that [undocumented immigrants] have been taking jobs other people would do,” she said. “For the most part that’s been proven false. People born in urban areas who are coded as white are not willing to take these jobs. They pay very low, are not eligible for overtime, and workers can’t organize.”