Wealthy Liberal Arts Colleges Are Exploiting International Students

By Olivia Wood, Left Voice. -

Language assistants at Grinnell can be asked to work up to 20 hours per week, although it’s unclear how many hours are actually scheduled for the typical student worker. However, if someone [...]

Modern US Racial Capitalism

By Charisse Burden-Stelly, Monthly Review. -

In recent years, “racial capitalism” has ascended across the humanities and social sciences. It has arisen as a conceptual framework to understand the mutually constitutive nature of [...]

Another Tourism Is Possible

By Ranjan Solomon, Popular Resistance. -

The members of the Tourism Alert and Action Forum come from organizations around the world that have joined in solidarity to oppose exploitative forms of tourism and to act in solidarity with [...]

‘Crude Truth’ Protest At National Portrait Gallery BP Awards Exhibition.

By Staff, Realmedia.press -

The final day of the BP Portrait Awards exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery was interrupted by protesters from various campaign groups working together to highlight BP’s part in the [...]

Efforts To Claw Back Stolen Wages Painfully Slow, As California Employers Who Cheat Workers Often Get Away With It

By Eli Wolfe, Fairwarning.org -

In February, when California labor officials announced the biggest wage theft case against a private company in state history, they made sure to include a warning for all bosses: “Stealing earned [...]

The ‘Forbes 400’ List Is Basically Class Warfare

By Opheli Garcia Lawler, Mic.com -

Could you spend a billion dollars? How about $90 billion? Here, try. It’s actually kind of hard to do if you’re used to living, as most Americans do, paycheck to paycheck. In your head, you’ve [...]

Making Corporations Pay For Big Pay Gaps

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, Ips-dc.org -

For two full years now, publicly held corporations in the United States have had to comply with a federal mandate to report the gap between their CEO and median worker compensation. The resulting [...]

Teachers Are More Stressed Out Than You Probably Think

By Steven Singer, Gadflyonthewallblog.com -

When I was just a new teacher, I remember my doctor asking me if I had a high stress job. I said that I taught middle school, as if that answered his question. But he took it to mean that I had [...]

iPhone Workers Today Are 25 Times More Exploited Than Textile Workers In 19th Century England

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research -

A recent report by the International Labour Organisation shows that the total global labour force is now measured at 3.5 billion workers. This is the largest size of the global labour force in [...]

Drop The Term “Austerity” – It’s The Race To The Bottom

By Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

Let’s get straight to the point. The striking General Motors workers are locked in an epochal struggle against the global corporate drive to reduce the entirety of the world’s working class to a [...]

The Companies Behind The Burning Of The Amazon

By: Glenn Hurowitz, Mat Jacobson, Etelle Higonnet, and Lucia von Reusner, Stories.mightyearth.org -

Both domestic and international demand for beef and leather has fueled the rapid expansion of the cattle industry into the Amazon. From 1993 to 2013, the cattle herd in the Amazon expanded by [...]

“Cheap And Exploitable Labor”: New Report Shows Food Companies Use Cultural Exchange Program To Recruit Foreign Workers

By H. Claire Brown, Newfoodeconomy.org -

Imagine you’re a foreign student entering the United States on a summer work visa. You’ve been promised an ice cream-drenched summer filled with opportunities for travel, plus a job that pays [...]

Exposed: State Department Official Posted In Nazi Charlottesville Chats

By Chris Schiano, Unicorn Riot  -

Washington, DC – Today, an investigation by reporter Michael Hayden for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)’s Hatewatch revealed that US State Department official Matthew Q. Gebert has been [...]

Journalist Who Took Job At Amazon: We Got 18 Minutes Total Break Time For 11.5 Hour Shift

By Sahid Fawaz, Labor411.org -

“I took a job in an Amazon fulfillment center in Indiana over a few weeks–along with a call center in North Carolina and a McDonald’s in San Francisco–to investigate the experience of low-wage [...]

Who Controls Our Time?

By Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel, Labornotes.org -

As the bumper sticker has it, unions are “the folks who brought you the weekend.” Unions fought for the 10-hour day, and then the eight-hour day… and then our fight stopped. We never got to a [...]

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