Protections for hurricane recovery workers

October 31, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Following the devastation left by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, concerns are being raised about the health, safety, and wellbeing of those assisting in the disaster cleanup. In "Who Will Rebuild Houston?" Associate Professor of Population Studies and Environment and Society (Research) Elizabeth Fusselldescribes the deportation threat dynamic that plagued undocumented workers following Hurricane Katrina. In "Who Will Protect Recovery Workers after Hurricane Harvey?" she examines the suspension of federal regulations following Katrina and urges the prevention of worker abuses through the enforcement of these policies and protections.