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Guest workers in the US are routinely punished for asserting their rights.
Labor Day has never been a very inspiring holiday, established as it was by late-nineteenth-century union bosses as a homegrown alternative to May Day, which was viewed as having uncomfortably le
For two years, journalist Andrew Rice lived in Uganda as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs.
The pilot manufacturing factory for SweatX, the noble anti-sweatshop brand that aspired to prove that fully unionized and even worker-owned garment factories can thrive in a sea of sweatshops, qu
Seeing the limits of living-wage laws, activists seek a raise for all workers.
Readers who'd like to support the workers of Local 556 can send a tax-deductible donation to "Safe Work/Safe Food," c/o Teamsters Local 556, 1750 Portland Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.
In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.
After bloody battles for desegregation, blacks in Memphis are still behind.
There are bigger American unions, but none that are feistier organizers than HERE (hotel and restaurant workers) and UNITE (historically garment and textile workers).