Tag Archives: workers rights

New documentary explores the legacy of Vietnamese women in the nail industry

TweetThis looks so cool: a documentary on the legacy of Vietnamese women workers, as well as Black women’s influence, on the nail salon industry. Tweet
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Photo of the Day: When 90 percent of Iceland’s women went on strike in 1975

TweetHappy May Day! Originally sparked by the Haymarket Massacre of 1886, when police cracked down on peaceful protestors rallying for an eight-hour work day in Chicago, International Workers’ Day has enjoyed a bit of a revival in the last several years. In 2006, activists organized “a day without an immigrant,” and immigrants’ rights actions have been a big focus of [...]
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Infographics: Happy Belated Labor Day

TweetYou may have noticed our (relative) absence yesterday. That’s because it was Labor Day, which we observed by not blogging (too much). But we want to wish everyone a Happy Belated Labor Day! These infographics represent some issues we should be thinking about not just on Labor Day, but all year round. Because labor and [...]
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Fast food workers across the nation strike for better wages

TweetThis week, fast food workers around the country have been holding strikes and demanding a living wage: What began in Manhattan eight months ago first spread to Chicago and Washington and this week has hit St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit and Flint, Mich. On Wednesday alone, workers picketed McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Popeye’s and Long John [...]
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Grocery store worker sues employer for death of newborn

TweetLike many women, Reyna García had to work during her pregnancy. She submitted 3 doctor’s notes explaining her need to have a lighter work load due to her high risk pregnancy; all three of them were ignored. Then, in November, after experiencing pain, her request to leave work was denied. According to the complaint: “García, a [...]
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