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● Walmart is unhappy with Bloomberg’s story about the company’s spying on worker activists.
Union leaders in Korea face surveillance, harassment and imprisonment simply for standing up for workers’ rights. This crackdown on dissent is reaching new heights with the investigation of 1,531 people who recently attended a rally, protesting changes to labor laws.
Tefere Gebre is an evangelist for labor organizing in the South.
Food Front Co-op, a neighborhood grocery store in Portland, Ore., aims to connect the community with producers of regionally grown fresh food. With more than 10,000 member-owners, democratic governance is a stated foundational value of the co-op.
LabourStart headline - Source: China Labour Bulletin
In advance of Pope Francis' visit to New York, low-wage workers and Verizon workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), in Westchester County are building a special chair for the visit.
Since the 2000 elections, when I was first awakened to the fight for voting rights, I’ve come to realize the importance of National Voter Registration Day as a civic duty, and a means to proactively combat the divisive aims and effects of voter suppression.