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News From the Front: The POWER Act

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

In the fight for workers' right to organize in America, a 19-year-old migrant construction worker is on the front lines.

What the Government Should Be Verifying: Jobs, Safety, and Training

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

The government should stop its immigrant witch hunt and start focusing on real solutions. What we need is verification of workplace safety and effective enforcement of wage and hour laws.

How Empowering Immigrant Workers Benefits Us All

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Last week, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and three co-sponsors introduced the Protect Our Workers from Exploitation and Retaliation Act (POWER Act), ...

Standing Up for Workers' Rights

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

"Exploitation anywhere is a threat to organized labor everywhere." Those were the words of Rev. Jesse Jackson at the introduction of the Protect Our W...