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With or without a comprehensive immigration bill, a working-class
immigrant Latino movement is emerging--allied with progressive
groups--that could reverse a tide of xenophobia and make significant
gains.

The vitality of the new Latino-led immigration movement could provide
the spark to jolt the civil rights movement out of its complacency and
create a shared notion of an imagined future.

Grassroots activists tap into the momentum of the immigrant rights
movement to bring blacks and Latinos together on shared concerns.

As they push for immigrants rights legislation--and brace for the
inevitable backlash--a diverse array of emerging leaders have their
eyes on a larger prize.

The University of California has thrown its weight behind an
antisweatshop initiative on campus logowear, proof that conscientious
consumers can humanize the forces of global capitalism.

A strong Teamsters union is a powerful weapon in the fight for all working people. But the Teamsters need to rebuild their own house before they can rebuild labor's.

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.

Despite the loud and determined voice of immigrant communities for
fair and just immigration reform, we have yet to see an acceptable
proposal from Congress.

As the May Day protests, they evoked memories of an earlier generation
of immigrants who lived with the fear of deportation.

Outspoken DJs on Spanish-speaking radio are giving immigrant activists a loud, clear voice.

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Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and fair compensation. 

January 23, 2015

As the unity government wrangles over management of the devastated Gaza Strip, government workers are striking for their overdue wages.

January 20, 2015

These workers have grueling jobs—but they’re still not eligible for minimum wages or overtime pay.

January 16, 2015

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

January 14, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015

To fix social problems, we need to stop looking to marriage, and start creating more equitable public policy.

January 7, 2015

“Cloud labor” sites like Crowdflower may be the face of the future—but their wages are stuck in a sweatshop past.

January 5, 2015

The real tech revolution may not be in Silicon Valley but at a Nokia factory outside Chennai.

December 29, 2014

The USPS will deliver 15.5 billion pieces of mail this season. Yet it is threatened by devastating closures and cuts.

December 23, 2014

An estimated half-million to 1.5 million children are involved in the cocoa trade. 

December 22, 2014