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Labor Organizing news and analysis from The Nation
October 12, 2006
Laboring Toward Election Day
Despite the split following the 2004 election, labor groups are gearing up for the November elections like never before.
August 27, 2006
Low wages, segregation and dangerous working conditions in a North Carolina factory reveal a meatpacking industry where labor laws no longer matter.
August 24, 2006
The organic label means your food is pesticide-free, but an investigation into California farms reveals that the label means nothing but pain for the workers who produced it.
July 14, 2006
Baseball Begins to Listen to Sweatshop Foes
After pressure from the local newspaper and the City Council questioning the use of sweatshop labor to create Pittsburgh Pirates regalia, Major League Baseball seems willing to listen to activists’ complaints.
June 28, 2006
Mexico’s Labor Rebels
On July 2, Mexico will choose a new president. Whoever wins will face an ongoing labor movement challenging the neoliberal policies of the past.
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June 28, 2006
Harlan County Blues
Life remains cheap in the coalfields of Appalachia because of the Bush Administration’s incompetence and neglect in the face of human and environmental tragedy.
May 25, 2006
Why Mine Deaths Are Up
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.
April 13, 2006
The Case Against Coke
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.
February 16, 2006
Envisioning Another World: Integración Desde Abajo
Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.
February 8, 2006
Reversing ‘Right to Work’
Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive “Right To Work” laws and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.