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Labor Organizing

Labor Organizing news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 25, 2007

    Murder in Monterrey

    A labor organizer was beaten to death after exposing exploitative labor practices in the United States and Mexico.

    Felicia Mello

  • February 6, 2007

    Workers, Not Guests

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using immigration control measures to retaliate against undocumented workers who stand up for their rights.

    David Bacon

  • February 5, 2007

    Living-Wage Victory in LA

    Low-wage workers in hotels near Los Angeles International Airport are the latest to benefit from the city’s living-wage law, riding a wave of considerable political momentum.

    Peter Dreier

  • January 3, 2007

    Heck-of -a-Job Myers?

    The ICE chief’s comments about immigration and unions raise troubling questions. Congress should seek answers.

    Rick Perlstein

  • December 17, 2006

    Recognizing Labor

    Unions are pushing hard for the new Congress to ease the process of organizing labor by passing the Employee Free Choice Act.

    The Editors


  • November 20, 2006

    Smithfield Walkout Challenges Agribiz Giant

    Last week’s walkout at the Smithfield Packing Company was a significant victory for labor organizers and exploited undocumented workers at the North Carolina plant.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • October 19, 2006

    Downsized but Not Out

    United Professionals, a new organization for college-educated workers at risk in a global economy, is joining the movement for economic justice.

    Barbara Ehrenreich and Tamara Draut

  • 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.

    David Moberg

  • August 27, 2006

    Hog Hell

    Low wages, segregation and dangerous working conditions in a North Carolina factory reveal a meatpacking industry where labor laws no longer matter.

    Eric Schlosser

  • August 24, 2006

    Hard Labor

    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.

    Felicia Mello