Report: Despite DOD Crackdown, Illegal Labor Practices in Iraq Persisted

By Sebastian Sprenger / November 20, 2007 at 5:00 AM
Contractors working for the Defense Department in Iraq have improved the working conditions of laborers funneled into the country to work on DOD projects, but military investigators said earlier this year that they found continued cases of unfair labor practices and illegal recruiting schemes, according to a Jan. 27 DOD review obtained by . In the fall of 2006, officials at the inspector general's office of Multi-National Force-Iraq interviewed 1,304 so-called third-country nationals -- individuals from neither Iraq or...

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