Jim Hightower @ Buzzflash - As an old popular song from the 1970s asks, what do you get if you "work your fingers right down to the bone"? Boney fingers.
As the hardworking housekeepers for the sprawling Marriott chain of hotels know, that's more than a cute song lyric; it's the truth. Mostly women, these "room attendants," as they're called, are paid a poverty wage of barely $8 an hour by this hugely profitable lodging conglomerate to preform a very hard, physical job. Read more.