Hot Topics in Worker Rights
The deadliest industrial disaster in New York City history was over in less than half an hour, and upon its 100th anniversary, historians and labor rights advocates are honoring the young workers lost to the tragedy and the changes in American labor law it sparked. This month, labor advocates are commemorating the anniversary of the fire and examining how life has changed for the American worker.
Now that the dust has finally settled on the tense Steelers v. Packers Super Bowl match-up, football fans across the country are forced to contemplate the possibility that the Packers win could be the last NFL game to air in quite some time. League owners have been sparring with players over labor and payment issues that, if remain unresolved, could lead to a player lockout and the cancellation of the 2011 football season. Whose side are you on?
Meet Samantha Guillen, a child farmworker since age 6, who is helping advocates fight for increased protections for our youngest child laborers in the fields.