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There is no immigration crisis in the US. But it is time America
acknowledged that we need the immigrant workers as much as they need
us--and treat them accordingly.

Human Cargo and The Rights of Others chronicle the
plight of refugees and migrants, revealing how seemingly simple moral
positions can assume toxic political form.

When Delphi declared bankruptcy, cutting workers' wages, pensions and
healthcare, auto unions in Indiana drew the line. Now they are prepared to
strike or take work-to-rule actions.

After twenty years of inaction, the US Senate is considering sweeping
immigration reform. But a push for quick action and the November
elections may thwart the current bipartisan consensus.

Robert Fitch's Solidarity for Sale exposes corruption as the cause of the current crisis in American labor.

Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real
alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.

Recent mining disasters demonstrate that the Bush Administration should be called to account for replacing federal mine regulators, who were identifying hazards and meeting requirements, with industry-friendly stand-ins.

Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive "Right To Work" laws
and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.

The stampede is on in corporate America to freeze or pare back pension
benefits. And that will leave most of us out in the cold.

Cesar, who was always good at symbols, saved his best for last: a simple pine box, fashioned by his brother's hands, carried unceremoniously through the Central Valley town he made famous.

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Samsung’s moral corrective had been issued on paper, but it did not translate so well for the Chinese workers.

July 18, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

The bill purports to target only those who purchase sex, but threatens to indirectly criminalize many of the services, spaces and personal interactions that would make it possible for sex workers to openly do business.

July 16, 2014

After being denied access to workplace facilities for being transgender, a Hobby Lobby employee is now pressing a discrimination case with the Illinois Human Rights Commission. 

July 14, 2014

A watchdog group has uncovered numerous labor violations at a Samsung supplier in southern China—including underage workers.

July 11, 2014

As a trade deal focusing on the financial sector is underway so too is a campaign to organize Wall Street’s rank-and-file.

July 9, 2014

National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

July 8, 2014

The Hobby Lobby case is more clearly aimed at women, but Harris v. Quinn may prove even more consequential for the lives of working women.

July 7, 2014

The journey one of the first domestic workers’ groups in New York attests to the power of grassroots labor activism and the hurdles that come with it. 

July 3, 2014

“Working people have experienced—for a long time—the diminishment of their voice,” says David Weil, the new director of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor.

July 1, 2014