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What Would You Do If You Inherited the World's Richest Country?

Sharan Burrow | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Sharan Burrow

Despite Qatari attempts to whitewash their image in the face of increasing international condemnation, the conditions for workers are arguably getting worse as the world's richest country ramps up infrastructure projects ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

What Immigration Reform Could Mean for American Workers, and Why the AFL-CIO Is Embracing It

Robert Reich | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Their agreement on is very preliminary and hasn't yet even been blessed by the so-called Gang of Eight senators working on immigration reform, but the mere fact that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue agreed on anything is remarkable.

Mikulski: New Rules Affecting Md. Crab-Picker Wages Will Be Delayed

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- New federal foreign-worker wage regulations that some say would destroy Maryland's crab-picking industry have been delayed by 60 days. A...

Israel Celebrates an Oscar and Prepares to Deport Children

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

It's big news here in Israel that Strangers No More -- a documentary film that focuses on a South Tel Aviv school attended by zarim, Hebrew for foreig...

Exploitation Of Foreign Workers At U.S. Embassies Revealed

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. State Department employees working throughout the Arab World are abusing foreign workers by illegally confiscating their passports and providing ...

Israel Prepares to Deport Hundreds of Children

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the cabinet's decision to naturalize 800 minors while deporting the rest, calling it "reasonable and balanced."

There Goes the Neighborhood: Which Groups Make Americans Nervous?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

For the most part, I've been pretty lucky when it comes to my neighbors. I've gotten along with the vast majority of them, and I've never had cross-ya...

4 Top Reasons Illegal Immigration Grew Out of Control and How We Can Fix It

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Only 5,000 green cards a year are issued to low-skilled workers seeking permanent residence. Clearly, we should expect a black market in labor to arise when demand for workers far exceeds the legal supply.

Israel Must Respect the Rule of Law

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mya Guarnieri

The gag on the case of Anat Kamm, the former soldier who leaked classified military documents to Haaretz journalist Uri Blau, was lifted less than two...

On the Eve of Passover, Israel Has Forgotten it is a Jewish State

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Israel has lost its moral compass. I'm not talking about Gaza, the Occupation, or 1948. With Pesach in mind, I'm talking about how Israel is treating the strangers in its land.

Filipina Maid Faces Execution in Kuwait

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mya Guarnieri

In Kuwait, the clock is ticking for a Filipina maid who faces execution. Jakatia Pawa, a Muslim from a southern province of the Philippines was con...

A Migration Summit To Address Shrinking Birth Rates

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

The Russians and Japanese, as well as Europeans, are not having enough children to replace themselves. Only by lowering the barriers to citizenship can shrinking countries revive their economies

Labor Department Tries To Roll Back Last-Minute Bush Rules

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Labor Department is trying again to roll back Bush administration regulations that made it easier for farmers to hire temporary...

Banks' Foreign Workers At Risk

New York Times | JONATHAN D. GLATER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What could be worse than graduating from an American business school this year with an interest in banking? Being such a graduate who is not a Unit...

Pity the Poor Englishman in Manhattan

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vicky Ward

The protectionist amendments to the administration's stimulus bill will severely limit the number of H-1B visas. Britons who were due to start work here later this year will have their job offers rescinded.

Dubai's Laid-Off Foreigners Flee Spiraling Economy

Nytimes.com | By ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sofia, a 34-year-old Frenchwoman, moved here a year ago to take a job in advertising, so confident about Dubai's fast-growing economy that she bought ...

Printing Poetry

Wendy Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Block

Back from Best Buy one recent evening with my new all-in-one inkjet, I finally began connecting it to the computer just before midnight. When I next g...