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The May 20 mine disaster presents more evidence that the Bush Administration places miners in peril with budget cuts, regulatory rollbacks and industry-friendly appointees.

Despite the loud and determined voice of immigrant communities for
fair and just immigration reform, we have yet to see an acceptable
proposal from Congress.

As the May Day protests, they evoked memories of an earlier generation
of immigrants who lived with the fear of deportation.

Outspoken DJs on Spanish-speaking radio are giving immigrant activists a loud, clear voice.

A global, grassroots campaign against Coca-Cola is using product bans
and lawsuits to shed light on the corporate giant's exploitation and brutality in Colombia, India and elsewhere.

Young rebels in France are fighting not for change but for the same rights their parents tried to secure during the 1968 student revolution.

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.

Blogs

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

The widespread protests Wednesday offered a critical test for politicians on whether to support the growing low-wage-worker movement.

April 16, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Wells Fargo workers are protesting the bank’s predatory practices.

April 13, 2015

Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.

April 9, 2015

A challenge to Rahm Emanuel and corporate Democrats sows the seeds of a new urban populism.

April 8, 2015

A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.

April 7, 2015

Will the Labor Department's much-delayed new rules for the H2-B visa program strengthen protections for immigrant workers?

April 3, 2015