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Workplace Rights

Why 2015 Was a Banner Year for Working Parents

Tom Spiggle | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

This year showed profound changes in the laws that impact those with caregiving responsibilities -- from legal judgements to changing social attitudes. It was a notable year for working parents.

Honoring a Women's Rights Pioneer

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Thomas E. Perez

The Labor Department's Hall of Honor recognizes men and women -- like Cesar Chavez, Helen Keller and the Workers of the Memphis Sanitation Strike -- who have made invaluable contributions to the welfare of American workers.

A Pathway to Citizenship Should Create a Pathway to Workplace Protections

Victor Narro | Posted 06.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Victor Narro

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.

Immigration Reform Alone Will Not End Workplace Violations

Victor Narro | Posted 04.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Victor Narro

History shows that citizenship alone will not lead to fair workplaces. It is up to us to change the course of history and put fair workplaces at the center of any policy, including immigration reform

Right-to-Work Laws and Working-Class Voters: Another Teachable Moment

John Russo | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
John Russo

Republicans also forget that their attacks on unions can turn off long-time Republican voters. In Ohio, the demonization of teachers as part of Issue 2 moved many Republican educators toward the Democrats.