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Trail of Tears: Refugees from Central America

H Patricia Hynes Portside
Throughout the 20th century, US corporations have staked out Central America for fruit and coffee growing, metal mining and logging, and water for beverage processing – all at the expense of indigenous land and environmental rights.

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The Human Cost of a Cheap Manicure

Kim Kelly Teen Vogue
Teen Vogue runs an op-ed column, No Class, dedicated to worker struggles and the American labor movement. This week's column focuses on the troubling working conditions at nail salons and the organizing efforts to change them.

Tidbits - Aug. 29, 2019 - Reader Comments: Sanders Political Revolution; Global Authoritarianism; Immigrant Workers; Jews Disloyal; David Koch; Puerto Rico; Kashmir; Neoliberalism; Socialist Labor Activism; Climate Strike; Fall Calendar;

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Reader Comments: Sanders Political Revolution; Global Authoritarianism; White Supremacy and Terrorism; Immigrant Workers; Jews Disloyal ?!?; David Koch; Puerto Rico; Kashmir; Neoliberalism; Socialist Labor Activism; Climate Strike; Fall Calendar;

Tidbits - Aug. 22, 2019 - Reader Comments: Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib; 'Political Center'-Dangerous Myth; Trump's Union Crowd?; NAACP for Impeachment; Emma Lazarus; Immigrant Labor; Trump Copying Hitler; New Resource: The 1619 Project; more....

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Reader Comments: Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib; 'Political Center' a Dangerous Myth; Trump's Union Crowd?; NAACP for Impeachment; Emma Lazarus; Immigrant Labor; Trump Copying Hitler; New Resource: The 1619 Project; Announcements; and more....

Au Pairs Win $65.5 Million Deal in Denver Suit

Au Pairs Win $65.5 Million Deal in Denver Suit Boston Globe
Nearly 100,000 au pairs, mostly women, who worked in American homes over the past decade will be entitled to payment under the proposed settlement filed in Denver federal court.

The Immigrants Fueling the Gig Economy

Lauren Markham The Atlantic
man driving car The short-term promise of easy cash can trap individuals in bad long-term conditions. This article is the third in a series about how the gig economy is shaping the future of labor and what that means for workers.

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A Shining City on the Hill Treats Immigrants Humanely

Leo W. Gerard USW Blog
Although Trump signed an executive order forbidding splitting of children and parents, separations resulting from ICE raids continue. Yesterday, ICE raided Fresh Mark meat-packing facilities and arrested 140 workers, stranding their children.
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