Hundreds employed by a major U.S. defense contractor are allegedly trapped at Diego Garcia island in the Indian Ocean due to a minimum wage dispute.
U.S. military bases are home to hundreds of thousands of troops around the globe. But behind the scenes, thousands of low-paid employees work in kitchens and clean the barracks, including victims of labor trafficking, NBC reports.
Defense contractors hire thousands of foreigners. Many are trapped by employment practices banned by the U.S. government.
Victims of human trafficking are hiding in plain sight in the state, according to an investigation by GBH News.
What sort of trafficking does this investigation cover? Are there any leaked files? How can I send ICIJ tips? These questions and more, answered.
An ICIJ investigation examines networks of companies, people and business practices that draw profit from cross-border labor trafficking and sex trafficking.