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Foreign workers news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
February 10, 2016
The Toxic Work Environments That Produce Your Pots and Pans
Multinational corporations are once again profiting off of China’s dismal labor conditions.
December 22, 2015
What Can You Actually Do for Syrian Refugees?
Trump wants to ban refugees fleeing ISIS and civil war. Here’s how to welcome them instead.
December 21, 2015
Sepp Blatter Is Suspended for Eight Years, Compares Self to Mandela
FIFA’s chief has been suspended for eight years, but the drama is just beginning.
December 21, 2015
‘When We Made Mistakes in Our Sewing, They Slapped Us’
Bangladeshi garment workers are still struggling to win the safe and humane workplaces they deserve.