Not Paying Wages is Fishy Business

By XAVIER TAYO Brandworkers International Members. Workers for Wild Edibles get to work at 2:00 AM to count, cut and package fish and get it out in trucks by morning. Photo: Brian Palmer, North Star Fund. Immigrant Workers Win Campaign Against Seafood Company...

How to Make History: An Interview with Howard Zinn

Interview by ERIN THOMPSON Howard Zinn, author of “A People’s History of the United States” A People’s History of the United States was first published in 1980. The book was a radical retelling of U.S. history from the perspective of ordinary people....

A Day in the Life of a Florida Tomato Picker

Compiled by INDYKIDS STAFF Photo: COURTESY OF THE COALITION OF IMMOKALEE FARMWORKERS Immokalee, Florida, is home to the state’s largest community of farmworkers, who are mostly immigrants from Latin American countries. These farmworkers pick much of the tomato and...

One Tomato at a Time…

By ELISE BETTENDORF and MILANA MEYTES ILLUSTRATION BY SARA FENNELL Forced to work in unsafe and unjust terms, immigrant farmworkers in Florida have fought back and are now persevering through corporate oppression. In December, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW),...

The Pressure’s on Coca-Cola

By Ian Werkheiser Coca-Cola is a giant international corporation with employees all over the world. In Colombia, South America, workers at the Coca-Cola bottling plants organized a union to help improve their working conditions. But the Coca-Cola company doesn’t want...