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Immigrant workers

Soon we’ll all be stuck with the unjust working conditions that immigrants face: contingent jobs, with lousy pay and few or no benefits.

Industry leaders and their Senate allies are trying to kill reforms protecting immigrant workers.

Farm worker

In Georgia, HB 87 is a “giant scarecrow” for immigrant labor, and the result has been hundreds of millions in lost crops.

As the Obama administration tries to salvage the Secure Communities program, governors and advocates alike are calling it what it is: racial profiling.

After a career of blending into the crowd, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has come out of hiding about his legal status and has vowed to only cover immigration issues.

All the attention given to Dobbs's hypocrisy risks obscuring the deeper lesson to learn from this case: that undocumented workers are so thoroughly woven into the fabric of our economy that even a professional immigrant-basher like Dobbs couldn't avoid relying on their labor.

Lou Dobbs regularmente arremetía contra los “empleadores de ilegales.” Sin embargo, el propio Dobbs utilizó mano de obra de indocumentados para que trabajaran en sus propiedades multimillonarias y que atendieran los caballos que le tiene a su hija Hillary. Lea este artículo en Español.

The Nation's Isabel Macdonald says that the millions of undocumented workers in this country cannot seek economic and social justice until they feel safe coming out of the shadows of the US economy.

In an exclusive, two-part debate between Lou Dobbs and The Nation's Isabel Macdonald on MSNBC's The Last Word, host Lawrence O'Donnell declares Dobbs on trial for hypocrisy in the court of public opinion.

Blogs

Workers at this New York restaurant were just awarded $2.67 million for egregious wage theft—and could motivate others to push back against labor violations.

March 25, 2015

The UAE welcomes NYU’s culture cachet—but not academics seeking to expose exploitaitve labor conditions.

March 23, 2015

According to a new lawsuit, the Filipino guest workers were subject to sixteen-hour shifts and abusive treatment at the hands of their bosses.

March 19, 2015

A climate of impunity for employers, coupled with the threat of deportation, is forcing undocumented workers to bear the costs of injury and abuse.

March 17, 2015

These guestworkers were vindicated this week when the contractor who arranged their captivity was slapped with a $14 million guilty verdict. 

February 20, 2015

Hong Kong’s domestic workers face an uphill struggle to secure their basic rights against exploitation and abuse.

February 13, 2015

Domestic workers are demanding an end to slavery-like conditions in the homes of the Hong Kong rich.

February 11, 2015

We’ve relegated Latino immigrants to the most dangerous jobs—and left them few effective ways to challenge mistreatment.

January 14, 2015

How do we calculate the uncompensated labor of Mexican and Central American migrants?

December 1, 2014

In the fight against labor exploitation, a new tool allows workers to be their own watchdogs.

October 27, 2014