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Children spinning

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

Tar from the tobacco leaves stains the hands of young workers.

Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.

Michael Steele with a wild turkey he shot in 2012

Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

CIW protest outside Wendy's

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests the fast-food company’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.

Ruins at Rana Plaza

Months after the Rana Plaza factory disaster, victims’ families have received little to no compensation.

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

The Obamas

As fashion's first couple, the Obamas can take a leading role in making sure US companies comply with global standards.

Women day laborers wait for cleaning jobs in Brooklyn, New York

Day laborers who clean for ultra-Orthodox Jewish households are learning about their rights.

Blogs

To build the university where Bill Clinton will speak this week, laborers are paid less than what was contracted, are refused their own passports and bank cards and sleep a dozen to a room.

May 20, 2014

Will the death of over 300 miners spark a revolution against Prime Minister Erdogan’s government?

May 19, 2014

Safety advocates say the government has plenty of tools available to protect workers; it just needs the political will to apply them.

May 2, 2014

The sherpas who perform incredibly dangerous work on the mountain have called off this year’s climbing season.

April 30, 2014

The embattled basketball team owner broke the rules of how one should go about being racist in America.

April 28, 2014

This afternoon, activists from Green America and China Labor Watch will stage a protest outside Apple's "cube" store in New York City.

April 25, 2014

Could China’s justice system be morphing from an instrument of the authoritarian state into a contested political terrain?

April 16, 2014

Bangladesh’s factories remain not only unsafe places to work but also unsafe places for workers to speak up for their rights.

April 4, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, call Apple to demand the company protect its workers from dangerous chemicals. 

April 1, 2014

Can the Bangladesh Accord provide a template for globalized corporate accountability?

March 28, 2014