Honduran President Ousted

People in Honduras protest the removal of President Manuel Zelaya by a military coup. Photo: INDYBAY.ORG By Matthew Block and Amanda Vender The President of Honduras, a country in Central America, was taken from his home in the middle of the night by the Honduran...

Two Workers Tell Us About Their Jobs

Photo by Dave Sanders Name: Walter McQueen Job: Cleaner at an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York City What I do every day: All the dirty work. I take care of the school and keep the school clean. We do the most work in the summer. When the kids come back, the...

What is a Labor Union?

By Amanda Vender What Is a Labor Union? A labor union is an organization of workers. All kinds of people can be in unions, from doctors to actors to construction workers to airplane pilots. Through a union, workers can negotiate a contract, a written document, with...

Animal Briefs

Spiders on Vacation? Spiders at the New York Hall of Science went on winter vacation to Florida, according to a sign posted at the museum. In fact, the spiders had died. According to Anthony Douyon, animal caretaker of the museum, spiders at the museum die every year....

Labor Holidays

May Day (May 1) is a workers’ holiday officially celebrated in most countries around the world, but not recognized in the United States. In many countries, workers mark the day by continuing to demand their rights in large demonstrations. May Day started in the U.S....