Coalition of Immolakee Workers

'Some Kids Are Not Orphans Because Of This': How Unions Are Keeping Workers Safe

Steven Greenhouse
The Guardian
As labor unions across much of the world struggle to increase their membership, how do workers get their employers to raise wages and assure safe conditions? That’s the question some of the world’s most innovative worker groups are asking. And they’re hopeful they have found a solution.

'Some Kids Are Not Orphans Because Of This': How Unions Are Keeping Workers Safe

Steven Greenhouse
The Guardian
As labor unions across much of the world struggle to increase their membership, how do workers get their employers to raise wages and assure safe conditions? That’s the question some of the world’s most innovative worker groups are asking. And they’re hopeful they have found a solution.

Labor Takes Historic Stride Forward as Walmart Joins Fair Food Program

Barry Estabrook
Civil Eats
The Fair Food Program is unique in that it creates a legal framework linking laborers, tomato farm owners, and final purchasers of tomatoes. The purchasers have agreed to pay an additional penny per pound for the tomatoes they buy. In turn, the producers pass that penny directly along to the workers. A penny-a-pound might sound like a pittance, but it represents a 50 percent raise, the difference between making $50 and $80 a day.