Labor

This Mother’s Day, Let's Honor Our Mamas With Actions That Reflect the Radical Roots of the Holiday

Keeping in mind the spirit of its origins, we offer you a range of ways to do good on Mother's Day.

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#MayDay Actions in 7 Scenes

Advocacy groups and activists are gathering in cities across the world to demand an end to oppressive systems of power. Here, some video from actions helmed by groups of color in the United States. 

President Trump to Announce 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Order

The two-part order focuses on the H-1B visa program and the procurement of American products by federal agencies.

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Your Quick Reminder That the Black Unemployment Rate is Still Too High

It’s still nearly double the national rate.

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This Trio of Studies Sadly Illustrates the Impact of Racism on Black People

From education to income to insurance, White supremacy strikes again and again.

A supervisor takes a break from hoeing a cabbage field with Mexican farm workers on September 27, 2016, in Holtville, California.

Pruitt Shoots Down Pesticide Ban in First Major Move as EPA Head

There could be serious health consequences for farmworkers, children and surrounding communities in danger of drinking water sources polluted with chlorpyrifos.

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Activists, Advocates Plan 'A Day Without Immigrants' Strike for May 1

“May 1 is the first step in a series of strikes and boycotts that will change the conversation on immigration in the United States.”

Uber drivers protest company fare cuts last year and go on strike in front of the car service's New York offices on February 1, 2016, in New York City.

Uber's Diversity Report: Employees Are Predominantly White and Male

Black and Latinx people make up only 14.4 percent of the company.

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Trump Budget Shows How Much Black People Have to Lose [OPINION]

From affordable housing to college loans, Trump's proposed budget could mean serious reductions in services and programs vital to many Black lives. 

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How Trump's Proposed Budget Will Impact People of Color

We went through the budget line by line, so you don’t have to.

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Actor and Activist Danny Glover on Why He's Marching With Black Nissan Workers

Danny Glover, Bernie Sanders and NAACP president Cornell Brooks will participate in a massive march with Canton, Mississippi, Nissan factory workers trying to unionize. Glover sat down with Colorlines to talk about the Nissan issue, his alliance with Sanders and why race should never, ever trump class.

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How Trump's Punitive Immigration Policy May Affect Industries Built on the Backs of Undocumented Workers

Agriculture and construction, the two industries that rely most heavily on undocumented workers, may face labor shortages, increased production costs and profit losses as a result of the Trump Administration's aggressive immigration policy.

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Take the 2017 Colorlines Reader Survey. Then Get Free Stuff!

Please take our first reader survey in many years. There's good music in it for you.

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What You Need to Know About R. Alexander Acosta, Trump's New Labor Secretary Pick

Trump nominated Acosta just one day after his previous nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration in the face of widespread protest and lack of Republican support.

Building with banners that read, "tax cheat," "wage thief" and "reject Puzder."

Fast-Food Workers Continue to Protest Andrew Puzder's Labor Secretary Nomination

“By picking Puzder, Donald Trump has shown that instead of taking on the rigged economy, he wants to rig it up even more.”

Protestor holds sign that says, "Andrew Puzder earns more in one day, than we do in one year. #FightFor15."

100+ Food and Farm Groups to Senate: Trump's Proposed Secretary of Labor is 'Dangerous'

Nearly 60 percent of inspections at Andrew Puzder’s restaurants between 2009 and 2015 uncovered labor law violations.

Sitting at his desk, Donald Trump holds up an executive order he signed on his first full day as president

Trump's First Week Begins With Executive Orders on Trade, Reproductive Rights and Federal Hiring

He's also suspended a cut in Federal Housing Aministration mortgage premiums and moved to repeal Obamacare.

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Workers Nationwide to Protest Trump's Labor Secretary Pick

One of Andrew Puzder’s employees: “If Puzder is confirmed as labor secretary, it will mean the Trump years will be about low pay, wage theft, sexual harassment and racial discrimination instead of making lives better for working Americans like me.”

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When and Where to Watch Senate Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Cabinet Picks

A flurry of Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet nominees are happening this week. Here's when and where to watch.

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Trump's Labor Secretary Pick Opposes Minimum Wage Increases—And Workers Who Protest

Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder once praised hypothetical machine-operated workers by saying, "They're always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there's never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case."