Economy

Immigration

Anti-Immigrant Measures Cost Thousands

There is new evidence that Arizona’s model for immigration control, created by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, is both ineffective and irresponsible. The San Francisco Chronicle reported yesterday that Arizona police agencies have spent hundreds of thousands training officers … Continued

Immigration

Anti-Immigrant Network Heaps Blame on Economic Growth

In case there was any doubt that Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and other organizations in the John Tanton Network coordinate their anti-immigrant messaging, look no further than their recent campaign against “growth.” As … Continued

Economy

Cross-Post: The 10 Most Racist Moments of the GOP Primary (So Far)

Originally published by Alternet on January 25th. One cannot forget that the contemporary Republican Party was born with the Southern Strategy, winning over the former Jim Crow South to its side of the political aisle, and as a backlash against … Continued

Economy

Cross-post: Occupy Cleveland Saves Woman’s Home From Imminent Foreclosure

Originally posted by Think Progress on November 15. Last week, Occupy Atlanta encamped at the Snellville, Georgia home of a Gwinnett County police officer in an attempt to save his family’s home from foreclosure. At the time, Occupy Atlanta organizer Tim … Continued

Economy

Immigrant and refugee workers undercut by temp agency hiring

Times are hard and a lot of Americans are having difficulty finding jobs.  Immigrants, refugees and other workers of color are having the hardest time.  With more states requiring that employers use E-Verify and Form I-9, some face discrimination in … Continued

Food Justice

Temp agencies make job security tough for meatpacking workers

Temporary work agencies have been popping up all over the country. I did a Google search for agencies in Iowa alone and came back with 53,000 results.  As I talk to workers, many of them say they are finding work, … Continued

Immigration

Cross-post: Wage Theft Epidemic Spurs Nationwide Protests

In These Times originally published this article by Art Levine on November 12, 2010: Activists in more than 30 cities, organized by Interfaith Worker Justice and backed by labor groups, are staging a National Day of Action Against Wage Theft … Continued

Food Justice

End Poverty by Rebuilding Local Food Economies

Cross-posted from the Food Chain Workers Alliance blog. Call to Action for Oct. 10-17! Celebrate the Launch of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance! Take Action! Emerging out of the US Working Group on the Food Crisis (www.usfoodcrisisgroup.org), the US Food … Continued