With a workforce of more than one million, the electronics giant Foxconn has enough workers in its Chinese factories to fill a small country. So it's...
They know that even under the best circumstances, justice is hard to come by. Now, the Senate is making it virtually impossible for workers to gain the justice they deserve. And what does that say about our democracy?
CIW members hope that soon all tomato pickers throughout the country will have greater rights and wages, and then all agricultural workers, with the establishment of an industry-wide standard.
I entered the hospitality industry in 2010. It took me all of one week to realize what I did not want to believe. My housekeeping sisters, mostly Latina, were treated different than me.
President Obama has nominated five people to the National Labor Relations Board. Two are Republicans. All are waiting for confirmation by the Senate. These nominees should be confirmed so the NLRB can get back to work.
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of year for many, but for managers, it's summer that often brings the greatest joy. After all, this is when millions of college students and recent graduates offer their services for little or no pay.
For decades, farmworkers have been leading a struggle for justice in our food system. Today, a recent string of victories by a farmworker group, together with the steadfast work of other groups, have taken the movement to a whole new level.
Why are some members of Congress wasting time on a bill that would make things even worse for many of these families?
When the votes were tallied at the NLRB regional office in Oakland last Thursday, NUHW support in Kaiser's largest bargaining unit had increased by 15 percent -- but SEIU, the vocal opponent of striking and fan of partnership, won again with 18,844 votes versus NUHW's 13,101.
They are trying to destroy safeguards that protect us from harm and ensure that we have a voice in our state capitals. That's why it is critical that our legislators hear a diversity of voices. If they don't, ALEC and its friends in big business will push through their agenda at our expense.
The system is broken. It's eating us alive. We do not value human life -- or, for that matter, life itself -- at the core of our social structure. But even the immensely powerful among us affect to value it after the fact, as rescuers pull bodies from the rubble and the survivors wail.
The nexus between a pathway to citizenship and workplace protections must not be through an employment verification system. This did not work in 1986 with IRCA's employer sanction laws and it will not work today.
Despite the Twinkie's admirable resilience, there is still an entity that the company's new CEO, C. Dean Metropoulos, feels he needs to protect Twinkies from: unreasonable labor unions.
What if our generation redefines what it means to have a union job? What if labor took on more progressive issues that millennials care about? What if we changed the face of labor?
There are few ways to make a decent living in Bangladesh, but there are many ways to die trying. The cracks in the manufacturing system are showing. As workers grimly await the next tragedy, the world will ignore their warnings at its peril.
Under Colombian law, domestic servants have the right to earn Colombia's minimum monthly wage, while their employers are required to pay for their benefits. This just doesn't happen.