I came across this video on Youtube a long while back and I think everybody, whether anime fan or not, needs to listen to it.
Or you could read this article which the video talks about
Basically, this American started working in the anime industry and found that his fellow employees have been working for as little as one dollar per page, far below Japan's minimum wage. I was devastated to hear this news and I seriously want to just spread the word as far as I can.
So please watch/read it, share it with your friends, on Facebook, Twitter, everywhere and urge them to do the same.
These artists deserve justice for their criminally poor working conditions and support from people, especially the fans who love the shows they put their blood, sweat and tears into making.