May 11, 2017 -
The construction industry is thriving in big cities across the South, but a new report finds workers contending with unsafe conditions, low pay and a lack of basic employment benefits.
March 30, 2017 -
At the time of his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in Memphis, Tennessee, preparing to march with the city's striking sanitation workers. Labor protests on the anniversary of his death next week will continue the work he was doing during his final days to connect race and class.
December 2, 2016 -
The campaign that's been successfully winning minimum wage hikes held nationwide mass protests this week, signaling its intention to put pressure on Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who's made conflicting statements on wage policy.
August 10, 2016 -
The first-ever national Fight for $15 Convention kicks off Aug. 12 in Richmond, Virginia. Organizers chose the capital of the former Confederacy to emphasize the overlap between economic and racial justice.
May 27, 2016 -
The U.S. economy is increasingly dependent on temporary workers — and that dependence is even greater in Southern states, putting economic security at risk.
January 22, 2016 -
Echoing a tactic used in the civil rights struggle, more than 1,000 low-wage workers rallied outside the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina this week, calling for a sweeping agenda including fair pay, union rights and an end to discriminatory policing.
November 6, 2015 -
A nationwide strike of fast-food workers is planned in hundreds of U.S. cities on Nov. 10, along with a protest at that night's Republican presidential debate. Low-wage workers are demanding a $15 hourly minimum wage and union organizing rights, and they're putting politicians on notice.