Peon

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Peon

An unskilled worker. The term has a highly negative connotation.
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Section 1593A's caption refers to "Benefitting financially from peonage, slavery, and trafficking in persons," and it proscribes knowingly benefitting from participation in a venture engaging in certain violations, with knowledge or reckless disregard of the venture's violations.
But as in the Florida peonage scandals, local juries did not convict their neighbors and other people who worked at a major local employer.
Alston, Shannan Mattiace y Tomas Nonnenmacher, "Coercion, Culture, and Contracts: Labor and Debt on Henequen Haciendas in Yucatan, Mexico, 1870-1915", The Journal of Economic History 69: 1 (2009): 104-137; Marcelo Bucheli, Bananas and Business: The United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000 (Nueva York: New York University Press, 2005); Elizabeth Dore, Myths of Modernity: Peonage and Patriarchy in Nicaragua (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006); Heather McCrea, "Pest to Vector: Disease, Public Health and the Challenges of State-Building in Yucatan, Mexico, 1833-1922", en Centering Animals in Latin American History, eds.
definition does not use the term exploitation, but identifies, in the context of describing labor trafficking, four specific purposes for inducing another person's labor or services: (1) involuntary servitude, (2) peonage, (3) debt bondage, and (4) slavery.
Human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, is either: a) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act [commercial sex] has not attained 18 years of age, or b) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Outside the hacienda walls; the archaeology of plantation peonage in nineteenth-century Yucatan.
laws, human trafficking is divided into two major categories: (i.) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age; and (ii.) forced labor which is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Yes, let us return again to those thrilling days of yesteryear, those glorious days of unregulated monopoly capitalism, peonage, share-cropping, child labor, 60-hour work weeks and a simple work-until-you-die retirement plan, when all workers had the same health plan (none).
For still others, it was an image of a feudal order that had been overthrown by the War and destroyed by Reconstruction and peonage. Even from the lapsed perspective of consumerism, the church remains a near occasion of fear and fascination.
For blacks the industrialization of the US in the twentieth century provided the elevator from peonage to employment, education and civil rights.
The research uncovered new material that showed that there were substantial frauds in the 1840s during the Irish Famine, that the regulator of these institutions was subject to capture, and that these institutions generated a form of debt peonage via their lending mechanisms.
Prosecutors called it slavery and Varsha was ultimately convicted on 12 counts of forced labor and peonage. She was sentenced to 11 years in prison and had to pay a $25,000 fine.