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Migrant workers news and analysis from The Nation
July 21, 2021
This New Law Would Be Good for Growers, Bad for Farmworkers
The bill cements in place the existing deep poverty in farmworker communities, and makes it much more difficult for farmworkers to organize.
June 24, 2021
Yesterday’s Union-Busting Supreme Court Decision Was a Segregationist Throwback
The court’s decision in
Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid
will reverberate throughout the labor movement and far beyond.
June 2, 2021
How NY’s Fund for Excluded Workers Inspired Activists Across the US
New York set aside $2.1 billion for workers ineligible for government benefits. Now immigration activists are fighting to ensure an inclusive rollout.
María Jesús Mora
May 17, 2021
Working Women Need the PRO Act
Passing off anti-union beliefs under the guise of feminism isn’t just cynical—it’s flat-out wrong.
April 29, 2021
The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute
Each day, Mexican farmworkers endure a grueling journey to get to their jobs in US lettuce fields. This year, that journey turned potentially deadly.
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April 2, 2021
Migrant Massage Workers Don’t Need to Be Rescued
Wu, a member of the sex worker collective Red Canary Song, discusses body work at the intersection of class, race, gender, and whorephobia.
October 30, 2020
For Persian Gulf Migrant Workers, the Pandemic Has Amplified Systemic Discrimination
Trapped in crowded, unsafe accommodations with little access to health care, millions have been abruptly deprived of income.
September 14, 2020
The Immokalee Way: Protecting Farmworkers Amid a Pandemic
While some companies do everything to escape accountability, the Fair Food Program proves there’s an alternative.
August 17, 2020
The Cost of ‘Singapore Inc.’? A Coronavirus Outbreak Among Migrants.
Singapore must stop treating workers as digits in a game of economic growth.
May 11, 2020
Covid-19 Is Forcing an Exodus From Peru’s Cities
On the streets of Lima, hundreds of thousands of people have started walking back to their hometowns.