Around that time, my son was born. I struggled to take care of my family working through a temp agency — the only job I could get before becoming a U.S. citizen. These agencies and the companies who contract them do not care about or take responsibility for their workers. They pay a miserable wage and abuse workers’ desperation. They don’t care at all if workers get hurt or aren’t doing their job adequately. In the workplace, temp workers are kept separated from regular employees. They don’t have the same rights, have lower wages, and can’t join unions.