Labor

How the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Is Affecting Farmworkers

One man is dead, and there are concerns that others could become seriously injured if... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
No Union Recruiting on California Farms, US Supreme Court Decides

The US Supreme Court ruled today that a California regulation allowing union organizers onto farms... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 23, 2021
US Supreme Court Throws Out Slavery Case Against Nestlé, Cargill

Are US corporations liable for human rights violations in partner companies if they happen overseas? ... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
June 17, 2021
Colorado Set to Expand Rights for Farmworkers

Farmworkers, despite working in one of the most grueling jobs in the country, have long... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
June 15, 2021
Remembering the Food Workers We’ve Lost to COVID-19 Part 4

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an incalculable toll on the food industry workers of America,... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 14, 2021
How Much Did Meatpacking Plants Spread COVID-19?

During the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, it was major cities that felt the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 10, 2021
Supreme Court Hears Case on Allowing Union Organizers Access to Farmworkers

The Supreme Court of the United States this week heard arguments on behalf of a... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 24, 2021
USDA Inspector General Probes COVID-19 Protection of Meat Inspectors

The meat-processing industry, as is well known by just about everyone at this point, was... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 9, 2021
Congress Is Investigating Meatpacking Plants for COVID-19 Safety Violations

In April of 2020, then-President Donald Trump issued an executive order to keep meatpacking plants... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 2, 2021
State Department Issues Travel Ban Exemption for South African Farmworkers

In response to an emerging strain of coronavirus that has vaccine-makers scrambling and public-health experts... (more)

Josh Voorhees
January 29, 2021
Biden Administration Freezes Proposed Line Speed Increases in Poultry Plants

The Trump administration’s quest to allow for faster meat processing may have hit a snag:... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 26, 2021