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Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

16 November 2015

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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Sexual harassment and assault, and almost non-existent job security, are just some of the problems that plague migrant workers in the United States. A decade-long farm worker-led effort to push corporations to demand ...

Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

2 November 2015

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Part 2 of a series on solutions to freeing victims of labor trafficking around the globe. With the help of organizations like Damayan Migrant Workers Association in New York, former victims who have been freed from la...

Christian Science Monitor

Stephanie Hanes

26 October 2015

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Part 1 of a series on solutions to freeing victims of labor trafficking around the globe. Labor trafficking is a deeply entrenched problem, woven into global economies where the victims are often hidden in plain sight...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

24 October 2015

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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Caller-Times Saturday’s biannual Coastal Bend Social Forum hosted by Del Mar College gathered an array of experts to delve into the issues of domestic violence, labor rights, immigrant rights and homelessness, among o...

Al Jazeera

Karin Slater

4 October 2015

Pernambuco, Brazil

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Brazil's Straw Hat project helps women affected by domestic violence leave abusive situations and enter the economy, creating a path to self-sustainability.

The New York Times

Ankita Rao

18 September 2015

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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In India, corruption in the distribution of government ID cards leaves the poorest without legal identity or protection. A non-profit group is creating and distributing unofficial ID cards and legal aid for day worker...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Bruce Wallace

16 September 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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After years of banning labor unions in Bangladesh, garment workers unionized to fight for higher wages and safer working conditions. For women, this isn't traditionally a space they were welcomed in, but now they’re h...

The New Republic

Steven Cohen

1 September 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Responding to the volatility of the current job market and the potential for a bursting bubble, digital media employees are unionizing to protect themselves in the midst of ongoing change. While these efforts have pro...

Roads & Kingdoms

Amy Yee

28 August 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh, whose garment industry is second only to China’s in size, is responding to both international and domestic pressure and undergoing the most radical revamping of worker safety it has ever seen, in large par...

The Huffington Post

Michael Hobbes

17 July 2015

Bangladesh

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Eliminating sweatshops and child labor depends on regulation, not consumers' preferences, as supply chains have become so complex and obscure as to prevent simple labels from being valuable.

Reveal

Bernice Yeung

30 June 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The night shift janitor is an easy target. Working in isolation, cleaners across the country say they have been harassed, assaulted and raped by supervisors and co-workers while tidying office buildings, shopping mall...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Monica Campbell

8 June 2015

Alameda, California, United States

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Nail salons offer services that often are toxic to their workers, from manicures causing acrylic dust in the air to the chemicals that can permeate through skin. Salon workers complain of respiratory problems and some...

The Nation

Amy Yee

22 May 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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After a major fire, labor standards in Bangladesh are improving, but workers must have a voice if these changes are to be sustainable.

The Washington Post

Amy Yee

23 April 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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In the aftermath of the Rana Plaza disaster, more than 200 clothing brands pledged to make their source factories compliant with international safety standards under two international agreements, using laws and rules ...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

23 April 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Two years after the fall of the Rana Plaza killed more than 1,000 garment workers, “More than 200 clothing brands have pledged to make their source factories safer under two international agreements called the Bangl...

NPR

Amy Yee

17 January 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Radio

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After the deadliest garment factory disaster in history killed more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers in 2013, two new international groups conducted inspections of more than 1,700 factories and imposed higher safety sta...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

6 November 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The minimum wage issue has been debated endlessly, with arguments both for and against its effectiveness. An increase, tested in some states and enacted in others, immeasurably betters the quality of life for low-inco...

Inside Energy

Stephanie Joyce

18 September 2014

Dutch Harbor, Alaska, United States

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The dangers of the crabbing industry were well known long before the show "Deadliest Catch" made them famous. But deaths on the job decreased dramatically thanks to an awareness campaign spearheaded by the National In...

The New York Times

Steven Greenhouse

24 April 2014

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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For decades, migrant workers in Florida have been employed under dreadful conditions, picking produce without breaks under extreme temperatures and women being sexually harassed. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers ha...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

23 April 2014

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has often struggled maintaining safety in the workplace. But a new effort ensures that Bangladeshi workers are trained about how to better follow security and safety restrictions to create a safer working e...

Orange County Register

Margot Roosevelt

1 September 2013

Long Beach, California, United States

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In the past five years, as federal and state minimum wage levels failed to keep pace with the cost of living, and as the recession took its toll, the living wage movement has accelerated. Across the United States, mor...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 December 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Many independent workers feel that the battle for affordable health insurance is one they are losing. The Freelancers Union is working to provide protections for “contingent” workers that go beyond just health care.

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