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Foreign workers news and analysis from The Nation
April 19, 2017
Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Initiative Is a Lie
His executive order is full of loopholes designed to protect Wall Street and multinational corporations—at the expense of American workers.
February 2, 2017
Hundreds of New York Bodegas Are on Strike Today Against Trump’s Muslim Ban
The Yemeni-American diaspora is hitting back against the new administration’s Islamophobic travel ban.
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October 27, 2016
Exploding Phones Are Just One of Samsung’s Safety Liabilities
The tech giant’s workforce labors in dire and sometimes fatal conditions.
August 5, 2016
Women Day Laborers Are Tired of Waiting for Work, and for Justice
In Brooklyn, a new study shows that women face an underground labor market fraught with hidden risks.
August 1, 2016
Free Trade Is Killing Colombian Labor Activists
Workers attempting to exercise their rights have suffered at least 1,466 threats and acts of violence since the trade deal went into effect in 2012.
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June 27, 2016
Colleges Aren’t Enforcing Their Own Anti-Sweatshop Policies
SUNY’s failure to enforce its anti-sweatshop policies is a reminder that major institutional consumers can only go so far in addressing the crisis of globalized labor abuses.
June 8, 2016
The Fight Against Walmart’s Labor Practices Goes Global
Store workers in China are now pushing for the same labor protections US workers have been demanding for years.
May 25, 2016
Filipino Workers Are Seizing the Means of Communication in the Fight Against Verizon
These workers understand that without a strong global labor movement, they’re in an unwinnable race to the bottom.
May 6, 2016
Are Brazil’s Corruption Scandals Finally Hitting the Olympics?
The majority of the members of Brazil’s Congress are under investigation or facing charges. Of course the Olympics are corrupt.
April 29, 2016
A Western Company Could Finally Be Held Accountable for the Rana Plaza Disaster
Three years after the factory collapse in Bangladesh, a Canadian court is hearing a case that could award the victims up to $2 billion in damages.