Tag: Labor

  • India's-Domestic-Workers-v2-FEAT

    Millions of young Indian women make up a vast labor force of domestic workers that is largely unrecognized by their government. At a very young age, they leave – or are taken – from poor communities for work, only to receive less than the minimum wage. “It’s one of the biggest incomes for most people.” says Sister Jeanne Devos, a Belgian nun and founder of the National Domestic Workers Movement. “[They] go to the villages, get them poor children, sell them back in the city.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

  • thumb01-unitedfarmworkers

    “It was the first successful labor union for farmworkers,” says author Miriam Pawel. “It was very much the civil rights movement of the West,”. But fifty years after its founding by the late Cesar Chavez, the UFW is struggling to retain membership and influence. More

    June 22, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-workerjustice

    As states wrestle over workers’ rights, union organizing, and difficult budget and deficit debates, what do religious leaders and organizations have to say? More

    February 25, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb01-lincolnelectric

    A Cleveland-based welding-equipment manufacturer combines its no-layoffs policy with rigorous productivity standards, generous bonuses, and a labor-management culture that respects the dignity of employees. More

    July 9, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb01-studs-terkel

    Read an interview with writer Studs Terkel, author of HOPE DIES LAST: KEEPING THE FAITH IN TROUBLED TIMES, an oral history of social action. More

    December 19, 2003 | Comments