Labor News

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Today in labor history: 400 Black women strike over wages, conditions

Writing in The Crisis, W.E.B. Du Bois described the upsurge among Black women and men tobacco workers as part of the great industrial union organizing drives.

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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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A call for justice in the tobacco fields

Tobacco workers joined by supporters from organized labor and community organizations, marched through the streets of Winston-Salem, North Carolina yesterday.