Place of Origin: USA
Occupation: Temporary Worker (Industrial, factory)
Al Richardson has been a temporary worker for 2 years in a factory. After serving his country in the U.S. Army, he returned home looking for work, and found a temp job in an automotive plant outside Buffalo, NY. Al quickly realized that he and other young workers were treated differently than other workers with permanent work status; temp workers have no healthcare, no sick days, limited training and are reminded of their vulnerable position in their jobs routinely. Despite having a temporary status, the workers have been there without assurance of a permanent job or a raise in over two years. Al loves his job and wants to continue working there. He has been helping his fellow workers create a new work contract so that they can be treated with dignity at work.