labor rights

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My Path Into Labor Rights

“One of the most important people at the rally was neither a politician nor an Amazon employee. Running operations behind the scenes alongside workers was a 23-year-old college student named Nimo Omar. At the Awood Center, people affectionately call her the lioness.” — Wired magazine

  • 12/23/2019

Making the Invisible Visible: Immigrant Laborers

Veronica Mendez Moore, a child of immigrants from Peru, fights for the rights of workers as co-director of Centro de

  • 02/01/2018

Labor unions adapt

On average, women covered by a union contract earn almost 34 percent more than those who are not, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • 09/02/2011

2012 Changemaker: Minnesota nurses’ strike

“It felt like we were doing something extremely positive not just for the profession but for the patients and the community and the people who come through our doors.”

  • 12/02/2010

Union presidents: activists, counselors, collaborators, leaders

“Women tend to work in collectives very comfortably-which makes union work a comfortable place to be active.”

  • 08/02/2009