New legislation from State Representative Carol Ammons takes on Illinois’ temporary staffing agencies over poor working conditions and wages. The Urbana Democrat says many temp workers are subject to low wages, unsafe working conditions, and sometimes, racial and gender discrimination."We want to look at making sure the demographics of that industry are protected, and workers in those staffing agencies that are breaking the law are held accountable," she said. "We also want a training of the workforce and safety equipment when they start their job. Many people have been hurt in these industries, and they have very little resource because they have no benefits."
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