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Al Jazeera English's "Fault Lines" program discovers creative models local communities are using to address unemployment.

Gabriel Thompson's book Working in the Shadows reveals what working like an immigrant in America is really like.

The Obama administration should embrace
progressive tactics to protect human and workplace rights.

The trial for the murder of undocumented immigrant Francisco Javier Domínguez stripped him of his humanity. The retrial must not make the same mistake.

A patchwork of local laws reflects the complicated, contradictory national debate over immigration policy.

New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer had a good idea about how to issue driver's licenses to undocumented workers. Too bad he caved.

A federal judge in San Francisco has put on hold new Homeland Security regulations designed to crack down on illegal immigrants in the workplace.

Alarmist predictions of a talent shortage of high-tech workers are driving the race to the bottom.

The educational odysseys of Hunter College's foreign-born graduates disprove the lies spread by anti-immigrant politicians.

The US guest-worker program has locked thousands in a modern-day form of indentured servitude.

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How do we calculate the uncompensated labor of Mexican and Central American migrants?

December 1, 2014

In the fight against labor exploitation, a new tool allows workers to be their own watchdogs.

October 27, 2014

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.

October 1, 2014

In the smallest Gulf states, nearly 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.

September 16, 2014

The workers awaiting immigration reform need the ability to work legally, but they also need to be empowered at work.

September 8, 2014

Migrant workers subject to the kafala system have little recourse against exploitation and abuse.

July 23, 2014

A new initiative aims to put wages at the heart of the inequality debate.

June 4, 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 UK seems keen on abandoning its most vulnerable workers to the rule of the master of the house.

April 4, 2014

Change won’t come to America’s broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.

March 10, 2014