Nation Topics - Labor Organizing and Activism
News and Features
Last week's walkout at the Smithfield Packing Company was a significant victory for labor organizers and exploited undocumented workers at the North Carolina plant.
United Professionals, a new organization for college-educated workers at risk in a global economy, is joining the movement for economic justice.
Despite the split following the 2004 election, labor groups are gearing
up for the November elections like never before.
Low wages, segregation and dangerous working conditions in a North
Carolina factory reveal a meatpacking industry where labor laws no
The organic label means your food is pesticide-free, but an
investigation into California farms reveals that the label means nothing but
pain for the workers who produced it.
After pressure from the local newspaper and the City Council
questioning the use of sweatshop labor to create Pittsburgh Pirates regalia, Major League Baseball seems willing to listen to activists' complaints.
On July 2, Mexico will choose a new president. Whoever wins will face an ongoing labor movement challenging the neoliberal policies of the past.
Life remains cheap in the coalfields of Appalachia because of the Bush Administration's incompetence and neglect in the face of human and environmental tragedy.
The May 20 mine disaster presents more evidence that the Bush Administration places miners in peril with budget cuts, regulatory rollbacks and industry-friendly appointees.
A global, grassroots campaign against Coca-Cola is using product bans
and lawsuits to shed light on the corporate giant's exploitation and brutality in Colombia, India and elsewhere.
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