In the “right-to-work” south, the fight for a voice on the job is an uphill struggle. But these workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Miss., aren’t afraid to struggle. Check out this Ed Show clip to learn more about their fight and spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.
Following months of ongoing protests and a recent hunger strike, garment workers at a Walmart supplier in Cambodia will be paid about $200,000 in unpaid wages and severance. In December, the garment factory shut down without paying employees back wages or severance. As many as 200 workers slept in front… Read More»
In what was described as a “total disaster” by Walmart executive Jerry Murray, Vice President of Finance and Logistics, the world’s largest retailer continues to experience declining sales this month. Many factors have been cited to explain the decline, including rising gas prices and an increase to the payroll tax,… Read More»
As we enter the “age wave” with someone turning 65 every 8 seconds in this country, women immigrant in-home care workers are increasingly filling a critical gap for labor in the home care industry. Yet many of these women are vulnerable to low wages and abuses because they are part… Read More»
Alan Forrest, co-founder of OUR Walmart, passed away peacefully in his sleep late last week. Alan was an inspiring leader in the movement to change Walmart’s treatment of its employees. We will mourn the loss of this courageous man who fought for respect at the world’s largest private employer. We… Read More»
Sitting on the sidelines isn’t an option when the push for immigration reform is shaping up to become one of the key political and economic debates in 2013. We–along with many workers’ rights and immigration reform advocates–are working to ensure that our nation’s leaders take a broad, inclusive, and humane… Read More»