When we talk about the conditions of guest workers, “they’re often talked about as a dirty little secret,” The Nation’s Josh Eidelson says. “But the truth is, what’s happening to guest workers reflects a lot about what’s happening to work in the United States—in terms of precarity, the decline in security, let alone a union contract.” Eidelson joins an Al Jazeera panel to discuss the struggle of McDonald’s workers on “cultural exchange” and the federal program that leaves them vulnerable to abuse.

James Cersonsky

In Olympia, Washington, healthcare workers are on strike—for better healthcare. Read Greg Kaufmann’s take.