Labor News

Dying to work: Humanitarian disaster on the desert

SASABE, Sonora, Mexico – The Sonoran desert has a delicate, haunting beauty. Hundreds of species of birds, cacti and lizards have adapted to survive its lack of water and brutal temperatures exceeding 120 degrees. The list of these desert-hardy species does not include human beings.

March unemployment report: More bad news

None of the numbers in the March unemployment report are good: * Official unemployment stuck in the 5.8 percent range.

Whole Foods: Fresh fruit, rotten benefits

NEW YORK – Over 300 United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) members and supporters, protesting Whole Foods’ anti-union policies, held a spirited rally here April 4 as part of a local effort to inform customers that the organic grocery store isn’t all its cracked up to be.