Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

Striking Behind Bars

Starting September 9, 2016, thousands of prisoners in over 24 states staged a labor strike demanding better living conditions and healthcare, the right to unionize and an end to what one organizing group call “slavery in America.”

Largest Strike in World History?

On September 2, 2016, one hundred eighty million workers in India went on strike – one of the largest strikes in the history of the world.

Double Win for the Fight for $15

In April, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and California Governor Jerry Brown both signed bills to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in New York state and California.

Making Waves in Queens

This fall, a group of transgender Latina women will open a worker-owned beauty salon in Queens.

Fight for $15 Goes Global

On April 15, 2015, Fight For $15, an organization working to raise the U.S. minimum wage, held their largest protest in the history of the movement.

Paid Sick Leave Law Passes in NYC

New York City’s newly passed paid sick leave law, which went into effect April 1, 2014, will make sure working people will get paid when they’re sick and can’t go to work.

World Cup Workers’ Rights in Brazil

From June 12 to July 13, 2014, Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup, organized by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). The rush to be ready for international crowds has placed construction workers under stress and sometimes put them in unsafe situations.

Working Behind the Scenes of U.S. Military Bases

Since 2002, South Asian workers in Afghanistan and Iraq have been working in military bases, but not getting paid the money they were promised by exploitative recruiters and military contractors.

Your Turn: Manhattan Kids Talk About Minimum Wage

IndyKids asked kids from PS 128 in Washington Heights in Manhattan, “Do you think that the minimum wage should be increased?”

The Wage War

Today, many people find that making a living has become a struggle. Currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25, which is barely enough to survive. Most Americans support an increased minimum wage, but what will it take for these higher wages to become law?