Articles from Working In These Times

The #MeToo Movement’s Roots in Women Workers

An unsung shero of the early 20th century, Rose Schneiderman organized women to fight for laws to protect them from sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.

This Is How We Can Defend Migrants Coming to the Border

U.S. President Donald Trump is stoking fear over a new migrant caravan from Central America, claiming to have "alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy [sic]." Amid this environment, we are re-posting a piece from 2009 about the need for comprehensive labor legislation to protect migrants and immigrants, who are some of the most exploited workers in the United States.

Unions Can Protect Workers From Deportation. This Coalition of 3.5 Million Is Showing How.

After more than two decades living, working, and building a family in the United States, Cesar Rodriguez feels his life is in limbo. The driver for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach from El Salvador is one of more than 300,000 immigrants at risk of losing their temporary legal status in the U.S. after the Trump administration scrapped the program for a handful of countries.

Brazilian Companies Pressure Workers to Vote for a Fascist Presidential Candidate

Just off the interstate highway near the Brazilian city of Florianópolis is a large replica of the Statue of Liberty. Behind it the façade of the mega department store is modeled after the White House. Rows of columns beneath a triangular roof. Inside busy shoppers look for bargains on rugs, children’s toys, silverware and everything in between.

When Gig Economy and Fast Food Workers Band Together

October’s “Fast Food Shutdown” will be remembered as a pivotal moment in the campaign to organize hospitality and gig economy workers in the United Kindom. Workers from McDonald’s, TGI Friday’s, JD Wetherspoon, Uber Eats and Deliveroo walked out on their jobs to demand better wages, full employment rights and union recognition. This unprecedented coordinated national strike suggests a new industrial alliance is in the making where many least expected it.

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