Slavery still a problem for the South

March 14, 2007 - Mexican and Indian immigrants who allege they were brought to the Gulf Coast and held captive by companies yesterday called on the U.S. Labor Department to investigate possible civil and criminal violations by employers they describe as slaveholders.

Smithfield chairman nominated for 'Grinch of the Year' award

December 15, 2006 - Jobs with Justice's sixth annual online "Grinch of the Year" contest is underway, and one of the companies nominated for the dubious distinction -- designed to recognize the national figure who did the most harm to working families in the past year -- is Joseph Luter III, chairman of

Workers: Sick for justice

December 6, 2006 - If you or your children get sick and have to stay home from work, you should be able to stay home without getting your pay docked or losing your job, right? It seems like common sense -- indeed, 60% of Americans think it's already the law.

OSHA asleep in The Jungle?

November 28, 2006 - This weekend, the Dallas Morning News wrapped up an eye-opening, three-part series about work in the meatpacking industry.

Report from Smithfield

November 21, 2006 - The United Food and Commercial Workers have just issue the following statement about where things stand with the Smithfield Foods walkout, which we've been

Why the Smithfield walkout was important

November 20, 2006 - Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation writes about the walk-out of 1,000 workers at Smithfield Foods in North Carolina last week -- which, by sheer coincidence, started one day before the film version of Fast Food Nation hit movie theaters nationwide.