Workers’ Rights

The History of May Day: Remembering the Ones Who Fought for Workers’ Rights

Jesus Hernandez, age 10 May 1 is known as May Day. May Day has two very different meanings: In some places, May Day is a holiday for welcoming the spring; on the other hand, it is recognized as a day for celebrating workers, highlighting the problems that low-waged laborers face as they fight for better …

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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.

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?