U.S. Open Immigrant Workers Say Wages Were Stolen
Every year for two weeks between late August and early September, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, is transformed into a glitzy playground for the U.S. Open. Tickets to tennis matches range between $93 to $8,807, and fans sip cold $22 Honey Deuce cocktails. The median income of U.S. Open attendees is about $182,000.
But that glamor does not extend to the workers who keep the U.S. Open running.
On Tuesday, 71-year-old Maria, her sister Luz, and