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The government's military-led border protection program, Operation Sovereign Borders, is under attack as Labor lurches left and refugee activists gain ground. ... The alternative, illiberal democracy, is empowered by activist networks, lawyers and politicians who use militancy to impose ideology that people ...
There will be union leaders eager to trade on King's support of organized labor; young activists and their elders; politicians who see value in their proximity to, if not practice of, civil rights; ... And then the invited guest, CNN political commentator and activist Angela Rye, chastised the city's lack of progress.

It might seem strange to activists under 40 to think that Los Angeles was the "citadel of the open shop" for almost a century. That the city that ... That's the knowledge that Fred Glass gives us in From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement (University of California Press, 2016).
A United Kingdom-based labor-rights activist who helped expose abuse in multiple food industries in Thailand has been ordered to pay THB 10,000,000 (USD 321,000, EUR 259,000) by the Prakanong Court in Bangkok, Thailand. Andy Hall, who was a featured speaker at the 2016 SeaWeb Seafood ...
The provision is a response to a proposed rule from the Department of Labor, which would have undone years of precedent that gave workers the tips they earned. The controversial proposal would have let employers take ownership of the tips paid to workers who made a full minimum wage (as opposed to ...
Portrait of labor activist Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers group, with a union flag that reads 'Viva La Causa,' ca.1970s. ... She risked her life for her activism, is credited with coining the slogan “Yes, we can,” and along the way raised 11 children, many of whom have become activists in ...

BANGKOK – The Phra Khanong Provincial Court in Bangkok on Monday ordered a British labour rights activist to pay 10 million baht in damages to a company ... “This verdict is a major setback for rights of human rights defenders, migrant workers, labour/migration activists and researchers everywhere and ...
A bit of history: January 25, 1963, letter to W.E.B. Du Bois by my late mother, Roslyn Sims, on behalf of my grandmother, Pauline Taylor. Back in the 1950s, they and my dad, Joe Sims, founded a study group on African and African-American history. Don't know if Du Bois answered. He died in August of 1963 ...
Bayard Rustin of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and A. Philip Randolph, a prominent African American labor leader famous for pressuring FDR to ban discrimination in defense ... The actor and activist Harry Belafonte said, “We had to seize this opportunity and make our voices heard.
For several weeks now, labor activists have been outraged about a proposed Trump-administration rule that would lawfully permit employers to keep workers' tips, should they feel so inclined. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta (who, it turned out, tried bolstering support for the proposal by hiding his own ...
West Virginia teachers strike awakened “sleeping giant” of labor activism for teachers. Oklahoma has .... Both union leaders agree that West Virginia's strike, and the protests in Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky, is a good sign for labor unions, and teachers' unions especially, going forward. "I do think the ...
Fortunately, our largest districts are participating." Both union leaders agree that West Virginia's strike, and the protests in Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky, is a good sign for labor unions, and teachers' unions especially, going forward. "I do think the tide is turning," Best said. "Teachers are tired of salaries ...
Reza Shahabi, a prominent labor activists who has spent years in prison has been released from Tehran's notorious Evin prison. ... Shahabi, 45-year old veteran labor rights activist, was initially arrested and sentenced to five years in 2010, accused of “actions against national security”; a routine, yet ...
Present-day political narratives of Appalachia, especially those that depict the region as the “heart” of conservative “Trump country,” have rendered invisible the labor and activism of white and Black Appalachian women. In this talk, based on oral interviews with female labor activists, Dr. Wilkerson will show ...
In West Virginia, a picket line can feel like a family affair. Schools, like coal mines, are generational employers and, in Appalachia, labor struggles seem inherited, too. Who is leading one of the most significant grassroots labor movements of our time? Teachers who are the daughters and granddaughters of ...
During a roughly 40-minute speech that was frequently accompanied by applause and finger snaps of agreement, Huerta adopted a professorial style as she walked the audience through the history of civil rights in the United States and the contributions of people of color, the importance of activism and the ...
The labor union representing workers of Iran's Haft Tapeh sugar production complex has announced that four of its members have been put on trial, accused of participating in strikes. According to the union two members of its board and two regular members were called to the public prosecutor's office in ...

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, will give a public talk at UC San Diego on April 5. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP). Gary Robbins. Dolores Huerta, the legendary co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, will discuss her life's work in social justice during a public forum at UC ...
Statements in Damore's 3,000-word memo "regarding biological differences between the sexes were so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive" that they fell outside protections for collective action in the workplace, an associate general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board wrote in a six-page ...
The progressive journalist/activist site ThinkProgress said today Austin “made history,” becoming the first city in the South and a rarity in the U.S. for enacting mandatory paid sick leave. State Rep. Paul Workman, R-Austin, promised days before the vote he would champion a bill in the 2019 session of the ...
The perfect place to lead a vanguard of progressive activism that just might be the jolt the entire national labor movement needs. These modern-day rednecks are ready to fight. Krystal Ball is president of The People's House Project, which recruits Democratic candidates in Republican-held congressional ...
Pick a social justice campaign from the last few years — Black Lives Matter, #MeToo or Fight for $15 — and notice that behind it stand black women, whose physical and emotional labor helped lay roots and build movements now largely considered socially acceptable or “woke.” Not too long ago these ...
Hopelessly split between his blue-collar Labor base and the increasing voting power of inner-city activists, Mr Shorten has spun the roulette wheel and put everything ... Ms Palaszczuk has conveniently forgotten how much her own actions, and activist-led legal battles, have affected the project's timetable.
Hoping to build on the anniversary of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike, members of the organization Fight for $15 brought in union workers and labor activists from all over the Mid-South area for demonstrations to draw attention to minimum wage issues. (Photo: Jim Weber/The Commercial ...
A day after dozens of prominent lawyers in Iran called for the immediate release of labor rights activist Reza Shahabi from prison, he was freed on bail for ... sentenced to five years in prison in 2010, accused of “actions against national security,” an ambiguous charge often leveled against activists in Iran.
A Weekend Trifecta for Activists – Defending Chicano Park, Building New Leadership, and Labor Solidarity ... There's more to politics than working for a win in elections; community activism, education, and coalition-building go a long way toward getting desired results at the ballot box and improving ...
This moved from anti-Vietnam War activism to a general anti-Americanism and nuclear disarmament, environmentalism and much more. Fifty years on, this is a massive, co-ordinated and well-resourced network of activists, think tanks, and specialist and innovative campaigners who are now moving directly ...
Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers, Harvard's student unionization effort, and the Student Labor Action Movement, an undergraduate labor advocacy group, spearheaded the movement, criticizing Garber and Smith for sending official University communications they said reflect an ...
Seven labor rights activists have been summoned to court in recent days in the capital, Tehran, and the predominantly Kurdish-populated cities of Sanandaj and Saqqez in western Iran. The Defenders of Human Rights Center, an Iran-based group, reported via the Telegram messaging app that five ...
He also was an environmental activist in Chicago. According to AFSCME, Mr. Booth helped spearhead passage in 1983 of the Illinois Public Employee Labor Relations Act, guaranteeing government workers a right to union representation. “Paul Booth spent every day fighting for the right of public service ...
And Paul Booth, longtime labor leader and antiwar activist, has died at the age of 74. In 1965, Booth helped lead the first major march against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. Through much of the 1960s, Paul Booth was a spokesperson for Students for a Democratic Society, the campus-based civil ...
Miriam George: Future Lawyer and Anti-Discrimination Activist ... words “the coolest,” was working in the Department of Labor in the Office of ...
A key Queensland Labor strategist who lobbied over a five-year period for ... The Galilee Blockade activist group also released Milner's number to its ... The activists tried to set up a “Stop Adani” campaign office in the lobby of ...
Book Review: The Rise of the Arab-American Left: Activists, Allies, and ... Pennock identified the absence of Arab-American activist histories in .... This case exemplifies the author's observation that Arab labor activism in the ...
world-renowned Chinese artist and activist. In 2009, Ai ... As a student at Beijing Film Academy, he first became involved in art and activism.
Labor Activist Dies From Cancer Left Untreated in Iranian Prison ... “In 2011, the judiciary disbarred me for defending political activists and I was ...
Labor Activist Reza Shahabi Conditionally Ends Hunger Strike ... concern among workers' and social rights activists to the extent that many of ...
Update: With assurances from a senior official, labor activist Reza Shahabi ... Labor activism in Iran is seen as a national security offense; ...
Boxes of signatures gathered in Arizona Healthy Working Families Initiative's successful campaign to raise the state's minimum wage in 2016.
The Prosecutor of Tehran announced in a statement to the guarantor of labor activist Jafar Azimzadeh, that in the upcoming days, her house, ...
MTSU will ring with the songs of the early U.S. labor movement at ... for the crimes because he was a foreigner and a well-known labor activist, ...
UNITED NATIONS: Some of the recently enacted laws have legalised child labour in many sectors in India, representative of an Indian ...
Among them is a relative of Dawson's most famous daughter, labor activist Dolores Huerta. “One of my uncles was killed in the mine explosion ...
Dozens of Tehran bus drivers and labor activists rallied in front of the Labor Ministry in Tehran on September 25, 2017 in solidarity with their ...
Boxes of signatures gathered in Arizona Healthy Working Families Initiative's successful campaign to raise the state's minimum wage in 2016.
“Dolores” is a new documentary that tells the story of activist icon ... The third one is as a labor activist she's challenging the institution of ...
In the wake of the Trump administration's Tuesday announcement that it is ending the Obama-era DACA program, we look at several ...
Yet, at the time, many labor activists within the American Federation of Labor and the more radical Industrial Workers of the World sought to ...
'Dolores': The Labor Activist Behind 'Yes We Can!' ... Through her social activism, Dolores Huerta also became an icon of the feminist ... against discrimination and inspired African-American activists, men and women alike.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — She's been called by some “the most vocal activist you don't know,” and a new documentary about civil rights icon ...


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