New York City has been a leader in workers' rights and women's rights. Now Mayor de Blasio has the ability again to show his leadership on both these issues.
So instead of simply denouncing unionization, the NCAA should address the underlying concerns and present a plan for compensating athletes with more than just sweat-suits and athletic shoes.
Lawmakers must resist the cheap corporate rhetoric pushed by ALEC and others that makes right-to-work seem like a solution. It isn't.
The idea of destroying the livelihoods of 500 humans and horses just to add more traffic to Central Park in 2014 is outdated, backwards and so last century.
Ukraine is beset by troubles. The Russian annexation of Crimea is the dramatic headline, but the economic struggles the country and Ukrainian workers face may prove just as dire.
As we celebrate Cesar Chavez Day, we need to recognize that the fight for equality in our country is still ongoing. This is a celebration not just of Cesar Chavez's leadership, but of the thousands of people that walked, worked and fought alongside him -- of every worker who keeps our country moving forward.
Qatar has suffered substantial reputational damage as a result of the criticism and questions. The Gulf state needs to take the sting out of criticism give that the World Cup is a centrepiece of its sports strategy that is designed to create the kind of soft power necessary to compensate for its lack of military hard power.
A Mexican-American who was born March 31, 1927 on a farm near Yuma, Arizona, Chavez and his family moved to California in 1938 to eke out a living like thousands of other overworked and underpaid migrant farm workers in his community.
Few movies can be billed as "important" or "historic" before they are even released. But this bio-film about the life and times of labor rights activist and organizer Cesar Chavez deserves those accolades. He is an iconic American hero who walked in sync with Gandhi.
We must make sure not only that we raise the minimum wage and enforce laws against wage theft. We must also make people understand how severe is the imbalance of power between many, if not most, workers and their employers.
Though the reforms won by previous generations have extended basic labor and safety protections to seasonal and immigrant farmworkers, many remain shut out of the right to decent accommodations.
Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar because of its support of the Muslim Brotherhood have expanded to exploit criticism of labour conditions in the Gulf state in advance of the 2022 World Cup.
Though details of the tentative agreement have not been released, educators' priorities have been educators' priorities included the elimination of merit pay, shorter schooldays and a shorter calendar year.
Advocates have long argued that the mistreatment of sex workers is a byproduct of endemic stigma and criminalization, which expose workers to discrimination, violence, structural poverty, and the increased threat of sexual assault and sexually transmitted disease. Though many sex workers do struggle with economic or social hardship, activists say the trade's underlying moral problem lies not with the profession, but with the society that systematically condemns it.
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This past Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at the TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. I spoke about the Food Movement and put...