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Federally Contracted Workers Bring Labor Fight to Obama's Front Door

Federally Contracted Workers Bring Labor Fight to Obama’s Front Door

by Julianne Hing on September 25 2013, 9:23AM

Low-wage workers are making sure the federal government doesn’t overlook the labor practices of its own contractors.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Minimum Wage and Overtime Extended to Home Care Workers

Minimum Wage and Overtime Extended to Home Care Workers

by Von Diaz on September 18 2013, 12:52PM

Tuesday’s ruling by the Obama administration affects nearly 2 million health care workers.

Topics: /NOW

Obama's New (Good) Cabinet Picks

Obama’s New (Good) Cabinet Picks

by Brentin Mock on July 29 2013, 7:00AM

While we were focused on the Zimmerman trial, the Senate snuck confirmations in for Obama’s administration — and they’re good.

Topics: Economy, Environment, Immigration

How Fast Food Companies Steal Workers' Pay

How Fast Food Companies Steal Workers’ Pay

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 19 2013, 7:00AM

Corporations like Burger King and Domino’s pay close attention to every detail of their franchisees business—except how they keep labor costs down.

Topics: Economy, How We Eat, Jobs Crisis

A Fast Food Nation Fights for Living Wages--Against Long Odds

A Fast Food Nation Fights for Living Wages—Against Long Odds

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 7 2012, 10:16AM

Saavedra Jantuah joined last week’s strike of New York City fast food workers, the latest in a string of efforts to organize the new service economy’s low-wage workers. She knows she now has a long road ahead.

Topics: Economy

We Need Better Food. We Need Fairer Food Jobs. So Let's Get Both.

We Need Better Food. We Need Fairer Food Jobs. So Let’s Get Both.

by Rinku Sen on July 10 2012, 1:02PM

In a new report, Colorlines’ publisher asks: What could happen if the people who work to ensure good eating and those who fight for labor rights were to strategize together, and move projects that address both concerns?

Topics: Economy, Health, How We Eat, Movement

Amazon.com on Pace to be Bigger Than Walmart by Decade's End

Amazon.com on Pace to be Bigger Than Walmart by Decade’s End

by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 1:08PM

Amazon.com is already the world’s largest online retailer and if they continue growing at the current pace they’ll be bigger than Walmart by the end of the decade.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Dozens of Foxconn Workers Arrested After Riot in Chengdu, China Plant

Dozens of Foxconn Workers Arrested After Riot in Chengdu, China Plant

by Jorge Rivas on June 7 2012, 12:50PM

Hundreds of Foxconn employees living in company dormitories in Chengdu, China clashed with security staff Monday evening.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, /NOW

Carwasheros in Los Angeles Win Over $1 Million in Settlement

Carwasheros in Los Angeles Win Over $1 Million in Settlement

by Jorge Rivas on January 12 2012, 10:58AM

Workers at a car wash in Los Angeles will receive unpaid wages since 2006.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

There's An App for That: Figure Out How Many 'Slaves' Work for You

There’s An App for That: Figure Out How Many ‘Slaves’ Work for You

by Jorge Rivas on October 20 2011, 2:00PM

There’s often a heavy price to pay for your favorite gadgets. And that’s long before they hit store shelves.

Topics: Media

The Deadly Labor Behind Our Phones, Laptops and Consumer Gadgets

The Deadly Labor Behind Our Phones, Laptops and Consumer Gadgets

by Sophia Cheng on September 1 2011, 9:30AM

The world’s largest consumer manufacturer has drawn global outrage for a string of worker suicides in its factories. But the problem is rooted in Western consumer markets, not Chinese sweatshops.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, Technology

Republicans Bash Immigrant Workers and Call It a Jobs Bill

Republicans Bash Immigrant Workers and Call It a Jobs Bill

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2011, 10:42AM

Labor and immigrant rights groups are pushing back against a renewed push to expand use of the E-Verify workers’ database.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, Jobs Crisis

Will 2012 Become Labor's Moment of Political Truth?

Will 2012 Become Labor’s Moment of Political Truth?

by Yvonne Yen Liu on May 27 2011, 9:09AM

Let’s hope so. Because workers of color have rarely been in more dire need of a true political voice.

Topics: Economy, Politics

Consensus Builds on Free Trade Deals, Alongside Proof of Their Toll

Consensus Builds on Free Trade Deals, Alongside Proof of Their Toll

by Michelle Chen on April 18 2011, 9:27AM

On the same day this month, the president backed a Colombia pact he campaigned against, and new memos revealed how complicit Chiquita has been in anti-union violence.

Topics: Economy, Global Affairs, Global Justice

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Financial Martial Law on Poor Cities

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Financial Martial Law on Poor Cities

by Rinku Sen on March 25 2011, 10:11AM

The state’s GOP shows Wisconsin how to truly steal from workers and give to corporate power.

Topics: Detroit Schools, Economy, Movement

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Recounts Sobering History in Defense of Unions

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Recounts Sobering History in Defense of Unions

by Jamilah King on March 22 2011, 10:46AM

The Labor Secretary doesn’t shy away from calling out the anti-immigrant fervor of today’s anti-labor landscape.

Topics: Wisconsin

Jesse Jackson to Wisconsin Protesters:

Jesse Jackson to Wisconsin Protesters: “When We Fight, We Win”

by Kai Wright on February 19 2011, 1:00PM

Madison is looking more and more like the left’s moment of truth.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, Wisconsin

Showdown in Wisconsin: Round Up of Reporting on Union Fight

Showdown in Wisconsin: Round Up of Reporting on Union Fight

by Raquel Brown on February 18 2011, 5:55PM

Thousands swarm the Capitol to fight back as new GOP Gov. Scott Walker tries to end collective bargaining for public workers.

Topics: Economy, Politics, Wisconsin

Who Are All These Evil Public Workers? Black People

Who Are All These Evil Public Workers? Black People

by Kai Wright on February 18 2011, 11:53AM

National data suggests black folks’ jobs hang in the balance of the increasingly ugly fight over public workers unions.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, Wisconsin

Study: Immigrant Women Suffer Abuse On the Job

Study: Immigrant Women Suffer Abuse On the Job

by Jamilah King on November 19 2010, 8:41AM

A new report urges Americans to consider the hands that feed them this holiday.

Topics: Immigration

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