Labor News


Immokalee workers pact with Fresh Market sets “new precedent”

This sets an "important new precedent that supports growers who are making investments to improve labor conditions on their farms with increased market share."


Immokalee workers receive presidential medal

The CIW has "organized communities, stood by tomato workers for more than 20 years, and changed the face of this industry."


Campaign demands more funding for reentry programs

Supporters of the 50 percent for Jobs not Jails campaign rallied at the Alameda County Administration Building in Oakland Jan. 20.


AFL-CIO urges Obama to promote human rights on both sides of the border

Trumka called on Obama to prioritize protecting human rights, addressing public corruption and impunity, reducing growing inequality and building shared prosperity.


Teamsters, human rights groups demand justice for Gilberto Soto

The Teamsters and 14 human rights groups bought a full-page ad about Soto's case in El Salvador's largest paper, La Prensa Grafica.



Today in Native History: Court rules an Indian is a man

On May 12 in 1879, Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca tribe was declared a man in the federal courts of the U.S.


Today in labor history: UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.


Today in labor history: Denmark Vesey arrested for slave revolt

On June 18, 1822, slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey, Peter Poyas and others were arrested in South Carolina. Vesey was hailed as a hero by abolitionists during the Civil War, including Frederick Douglass.


Time to repeal Taft-Hartley

It is one of those ironies of history that on December 10, 1948 the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Tobacco workers exposed to human rights abuse

Farm workers face job-related hazards, including heat stroke, pesticide, and acute nicotine poisoning.

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