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Alabama Factory Used Migrant Child Labor

A shameful display of child labor abuse was recently uncovered in an Alabama Factory, where Central and South American migrant children were not only being hired, but trained to withstand large workloads and long hours. The report by Reuters clearly shows why migrant protections for reporting labor abuse must be put in place by our…


May Day, The Struggle Continues!

Just three days ago, day laborers and worker centers across the country hosted vigils, marches, and other actions to remember fallen colleagues, loved ones and friends, in a moving nationwide commemoration of those who have died from work-related injuries, illness and abuse. Yesterday we honored the fallen, and today and on International Workers Day we…


Respect & Papers on Workers Memorial Day

The past years have brought many challenges – and many losses – for our worker communities. Whether a worker died due to unsafe conditions on the job, physical or mental health causes, suicide or addiction, it is all evidence of this crisis and the failure of the worker protections that should exist. For that reason,…