Minimum Wage

Raising Minimum Wages for Restaurant Workers, a Racial Justice Issue

By Maria Myotte, Communications Coordinator for Restaurant Opportunities Centers United People go out to restaurants to celebrate, build relationships, enjoy food and each other’s company – not to investigate their favorite restaurant’s labor practices – which  is why unsustainable and … Continued

Politics

Food workers struggle for justice with tomato pickers in Immokalee

Earlier this month, I along with a few workers from the Midwest joined hundreds of protesters and Immokalee workers in Tampa, Florida.  This effort to bring more attention to the plight of food workers started in the northeast and made … 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

Tomato Pickers in Florida Battle Slavery

Tomato pickers in Florida have come a long way in securing workers rights, but the path ahead of them keeps stretching farther. Immokalee is an area in Collier county, and is the state’s largest farmworker community. The region is predominately … Continued

Politics

Obama Must Embrace Immigrants to Reform Economy

The American Economy will never recover if workers are robbed of their wages. When workers suffer from wage theft, the economy feels it too. According to Kim Bobo, founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, in her new book … Continued

Immigration

Bush Destruction Continues to the Very End

The Bush Administration has revealed devastating changes to an agricultural guestworker program. This program is known as H-2A, and has existed since 1986. It allows for farm owners and agricultural employers to bring in foreign born citizens to work on … Continued

Do I Disappoint you?

Last night, John McCain spoke to his Republican base of 20,000 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Many of these supporters will be his staunchest allies in his push for the presidency this fall. Sen. McCain’s speech … Continued