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Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

Rhiannon Broschat

All over the country, parents are losing jobs because of conflicting orders: public health officials instructing parents to keep kids home, and bosses threatening to fire workers who don’t come in. 

Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.

de Blasio inauguration

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

Amazon warehouse

My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast.

Children spinning

The country must find the political will to end this national disgrace.

Blogs

Fusion and the Nation I-Fund report on the thousands of child farmworkers laboring in American tobacco fields. 

February 5, 2014

The mining industry isn’t the only one with major workplace safety regulation issues. 

January 7, 2014

Calling for the administration's support of Bangladeshi garment workers, members of NYU's Student Labor Action Committee performed carols such as "Joy to the Workers” and “Workers’ Rights Are Coming To Town.”

December 9, 2013

Distribution companies stress safety and speed to their workers. But are those two goals even compatible?

December 5, 2013

Writer Zeynep Ton argues workers who are paid fairly and treated respectfully are more productive and innovative.

December 4, 2013

Thanks to a loophole in the Fair Labor Standards Act, children in the United States as young as twelve are allowed to do often dangerous and backbreaking agricultural work.

November 14, 2013

The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking and servitude.

November 7, 2013

A broad campaign to strip employees of their rights is being fueled by corporate cash and conservative state lawmakers. 

October 31, 2013

Flexible scheduling may do more harm than good as it reinforces stereotypical gender roles.

October 25, 2013

News out of Brazil and Qatar put World Cup preparations in a horrible new light. 

September 26, 2013