Immigrants commonly come to the U.S. to seek hope and new lives for themselves and their families. Their hard work, skills, and resilience also make our nation stronger and more prosperous, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.  Findings from the CBO state that a... Continue »
This Thanksgiving, let’s honor and give thanks to the unseen guests at our dinner tables – the immigrants who helped make our meals possible. From side dishes like green beans and roasted potatoes, to main dishes like turkey and glazed ham, to the sweet fillings from our desserts, immigrants... Continue »
Labor Day is an annual observation won by labor activists who “pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being,” the U.S. Department of Labor said. According to new polling, labor unions enjoy strong support from the American people... Continue »
Ahead of Labor Day, United Farm Workers (UFW) and allies are set to form a mile-long, “human billboard” line in support of mushroom workers in Washington state. While a majority of workers at the Sunnyside-based Windmill Farms voted to unionize, the owners have refused to recognize the union –... Continue »
The first 2024 Republican presidential debate is set to take place this week, with former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and drug company executive Vivek Ramaswamy all qualifying for the... Continue »
93-year-old labor legend and United Farm Workers (UFW) cofounder Dolores Huerta was among “thirst strikers” at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, withholding from water all day to highlight the urgent need to enact federal heat protections for outdoor workers like essential farmworkers. Texas Rep. Greg Casar led the strike,... Continue »
Farmworkers and advocates in Florida are mourning the loss of Efrain López García, a Homestead farmworker who died while laboring in extreme heat earlier this month. López García was harvesting a tropical fruit called longan when he told his coworkers that he wasn’t feeling well. “The workers weren’t sure... Continue »
“The heat dome that blanketed the Pacific Northwest in 2021 is being repeated across the southern U.S. this year,” NPR reports. Phoenix has hit at least 110 degrees or more for ten days and counting. It’s not just the U.S., either. “For the third time this week, Earth sets... Continue »
Farmworkers and labor organizers in New York have scored one of their biggest wins in years. United Farm Workers (UFW) has unionized 500 workers across four apple farms and one vegetable farm in the state, The Guardian exclusively reports. “It’s the union’s biggest organizing success in years, and the... Continue »
Americans all across the nation will be celebrating our country’s fight for independence this July 4 by attending parades, watching fireworks, and gathering around picnic tables to enjoy delicious summer food, like watermelon, apple pie and corn. It should also be a time for remembering the contributions made by... Continue »