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Louisiana government and media defend immigrant guestworker exploitation and abuse

Bridge the Gulf

You'd think that people who were devastated by hurricanes and failed levees, whose homes and businesses were built back in large part thanks to immigrant labor, would support rules to protect these workers -- but that's not been the case.

Common ground on the kill floor: Organizing Smithfield

Labor Notes

Workers who helped organize the union at the Smithfield Foods slaughterhouse in Tar Heel, N.C. tell the story of how African American, white, and Mexican immigrant workers were able to find common ground despite the company’s attempts to use racial division and immigration enforcement to defeat them.