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The government's military-led border protection program, Operation Sovereign Borders, is under attack as Labor lurches left and refugee activists gain ground. ... The alternative, illiberal democracy, is empowered by activist networks, lawyers and politicians who use militancy to impose ideology that people ...
There will be union leaders eager to trade on King's support of organized labor; young activists and their elders; politicians who see value in their proximity to, if not practice of, civil rights; ... And then the invited guest, CNN political commentator and activist Angela Rye, chastised the city's lack of progress.

It might seem strange to activists under 40 to think that Los Angeles was the "citadel of the open shop" for almost a century. That the city that ... That's the knowledge that Fred Glass gives us in From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement (University of California Press, 2016).
A United Kingdom-based labor-rights activist who helped expose abuse in multiple food industries in Thailand has been ordered to pay THB 10,000,000 (USD 321,000, EUR 259,000) by the Prakanong Court in Bangkok, Thailand. Andy Hall, who was a featured speaker at the 2016 SeaWeb Seafood ...
The provision is a response to a proposed rule from the Department of Labor, which would have undone years of precedent that gave workers the tips they earned. The controversial proposal would have let employers take ownership of the tips paid to workers who made a full minimum wage (as opposed to ...
Portrait of labor activist Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers group, with a union flag that reads 'Viva La Causa,' ca.1970s. ... She risked her life for her activism, is credited with coining the slogan “Yes, we can,” and along the way raised 11 children, many of whom have become activists in ...

BANGKOK – The Phra Khanong Provincial Court in Bangkok on Monday ordered a British labour rights activist to pay 10 million baht in damages to a company ... “This verdict is a major setback for rights of human rights defenders, migrant workers, labour/migration activists and researchers everywhere and ...
A bit of history: January 25, 1963, letter to W.E.B. Du Bois by my late mother, Roslyn Sims, on behalf of my grandmother, Pauline Taylor. Back in the 1950s, they and my dad, Joe Sims, founded a study group on African and African-American history. Don't know if Du Bois answered. He died in August of 1963 ...
Bayard Rustin of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and A. Philip Randolph, a prominent African American labor leader famous for pressuring FDR to ban discrimination in defense ... The actor and activist Harry Belafonte said, “We had to seize this opportunity and make our voices heard.
For several weeks now, labor activists have been outraged about a proposed Trump-administration rule that would lawfully permit employers to keep workers' tips, should they feel so inclined. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta (who, it turned out, tried bolstering support for the proposal by hiding his own ...

West Virginia teachers strike awakened “sleeping giant” of labor activism for teachers. Oklahoma has .... Both union leaders agree that West Virginia's strike, and the protests in Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky, is a good sign for labor unions, and teachers' unions especially, going forward. "I do think the ...
Fortunately, our largest districts are participating." Both union leaders agree that West Virginia's strike, and the protests in Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky, is a good sign for labor unions, and teachers' unions especially, going forward. "I do think the tide is turning," Best said. "Teachers are tired of salaries ...
Reza Shahabi, a prominent labor activists who has spent years in prison has been released from Tehran's notorious Evin prison. ... Shahabi, 45-year old veteran labor rights activist, was initially arrested and sentenced to five years in 2010, accused of “actions against national security”; a routine, yet ...
Present-day political narratives of Appalachia, especially those that depict the region as the “heart” of conservative “Trump country,” have rendered invisible the labor and activism of white and Black Appalachian women. In this talk, based on oral interviews with female labor activists, Dr. Wilkerson will show ...
In West Virginia, a picket line can feel like a family affair. Schools, like coal mines, are generational employers and, in Appalachia, labor struggles seem inherited, too. Who is leading one of the most significant grassroots labor movements of our time? Teachers who are the daughters and granddaughters of ...
During a roughly 40-minute speech that was frequently accompanied by applause and finger snaps of agreement, Huerta adopted a professorial style as she walked the audience through the history of civil rights in the United States and the contributions of people of color, the importance of activism and the ...
The labor union representing workers of Iran's Haft Tapeh sugar production complex has announced that four of its members have been put on trial, accused of participating in strikes. According to the union two members of its board and two regular members were called to the public prosecutor's office in ...
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, will give a public talk at UC San Diego on April 5. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP). Gary Robbins. Dolores Huerta, the legendary co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, will discuss her life's work in social justice during a public forum at UC ...


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