News in Asia: Workers’ Struggles Edition

For this week’s edition, I thought I’d highlight the struggles faced by workers around Asia and the various strikes taking place in different countries. I’ll also include a handful of other important events.  Read More News in Asia: Workers’ Struggles Edition

Invisible Farm Workers

Last Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 104, a California bill that would allow farm workers to unionize. This bill would help increase farm worker safety, and would be an important measure in the face of recent heat-related deaths and the continuing negative impact of pesticides and herbicides on farm worker health. Read More Invisible Farm Workers

Badass Ladies of History: Luisa Capetillo

Luisa Capetillo was one of Puerto Rico’s most recognized labor organizers and women’s rights activists.  A woman beyond her time, she was a writer, a feminist, a labor leader and an anarchist, who struggled not only to bring change to the emrging labor movement in Puerto Rico, but also as a woman who worked to provide more room in a heavily male-dominated society. Read More Badass Ladies of History: Luisa Capetillo