Facebook’s underclass: as staffers enjoy lavish perks, contractors barely get by (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Facebook’s underclass: as staffers enjoy lavish perks, contractors barely get by. “The $500bn company has been conscientious about ensuring that its subcontracted workers are relatively well paid. In May 2015, amid a nationwide movement to raise the minimum wage, the company established a $15 an hour minimum for its contractors, as well as benefits like paid sick leave, vacation and a $4,000 new-child benefit. But those wages only go so far in a region with out-of-control housing costs.”