Tag: National Guestworker Alliance

Working People Central to Innovative Global Labor Strategies

March 3, 2016

The labor movement in the United States and around the world is at a crossroads. Union-busting law firms have a firm presence across the globe. Countries with a vibrant history of trade unions like France and South Korea are undertaking anti-worker reforms. And trade proposals like the TPP threaten to… Read More»

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Guestworkers Who Exposed Forced Labor Win $14 Million in Damages From Employer

February 22, 2015

On February 18, 2015, a federal jury awarded $14 million in damages to five guestworkers from India who, along with the National Guestworker Alliance, launched a nationwide campaign in 2008 to expose forced labor along the Gulf Coast and press for critical reforms of the U.S. guestworker program. Back in late 2006, more than 500… Read More»

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Fired for Organizing? There’s a New Bill for That.

August 5, 2014

Last week, Representatives Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and John Lewis (D-Ga.) introduced a bill that would strengthen protections for workers who are retaliated against for supporting a union. The Employee Empowerment Act would give leverage to workers trying to exercise their right to organize without fear of intimidation by their employer.… Read More»

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One Year Later, Walmart Still Shirks Responsibility for Supply Chain Catastrophes

April 23, 2014

April 24 marks the one-year anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, where at least 1,138 people were killed and more than 2,500 were injured. Known as the worst garment industry catastrophe in history, the building collapsed only months after the deadliest factory fire in Bangladesh’s… Read More»

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Victory: McDonald’s Guilty of Wage Theft

February 19, 2014

Last year, we publicized the brave protests and strikes the National Guestworker Alliance (NGA) and student guestworkers organized to blow the whistle on retaliation and labor abuse suffered at the hands of McDonald’s restaurants in Pennsylvania. The students, who paid $3,000 to $4,000 for their ‘cultural-exchange’ visas, were shocked to… Read More»

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