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Immigrant Workers

Workers Sacrificed to Make PPE: 5,000 Contract COVID at World’s Largest Glove Manufacturer

Top Glove, a company that has made its owner a multi-billionaire, makes one quarter of the world’s latex gloves. It caused a huge coronavirus outbreak among its workers by not enabling social distancing and housing workers in overcrowded barracks.

Daniel Nath

December 18, 2020

Immigrants Detained in Concentration Camps Go on Hunger Strike

Hunger strikes have become a common form of resistance and struggle in detention centers. Last week, detainees in Bakersfield, California went on a hunger strike to fight unsafe and deplorable conditions.

Elias Khoury

July 16, 2020

As Fruit Worker Strikes Spread Across Washington State, Threats of Violence Emerge 

For two weeks, fruit workers have been on strike for safer working conditions and hazard pay. The strike has gained momentum, with more and more workers joining the picket line. However, threats of violence have emerged as well, targeting this predominantly Latinx workforce. 

Kimberly Ann

May 22, 2020

Fruit Workers Strike for PPE and Hazard Pay

Workers in three fruit warehouses in Washington state are on strike for hazard pay, PPE and other protections.

Maria Aurelio

May 13, 2020

800 Workers at a Pork Plant Get Covid-19: The Company Is Responsible

Workers at the massive Smithfield pork plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota are suffering one of the worst outbreaks of Covid-19 in the United States. Dangerous working conditions spread the disease. The company knew this but forced workers to keep producing with no regard for their safety.

Daniel Nath

April 28, 2020

Immigrant Meatpackers Fight Intimidation & Death Traps

As COVID-19 ravages communities across the U.S., many experts agree that meatpacking plants, where employees work shoulder-to-shoulder, are the next ground zero for the spread of COVID-19.

James Dennis Hoff

April 25, 2020

Closing NYC Restaurants Will Keep People At Home, But How Will We Pay Rent?

As restaurants and bars close in New York and other states to combat the coronavirus crisis, many workers are left without the means to take care of themselves and those that depend on them. Here is one food industry worker's perspective.

Luigi Morris

March 18, 2020

Bernie Sanders Versus Open Borders

Sanders is against open borders. What does this mean for socialists?

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 9, 2019

“Mom, I’m too Tired to Walk”: Children of the Migrant Caravan

Over 1,000 children are part of the migrant exodus from Central America. What is their experience on the long and perilous journey?

Left Voice

November 16, 2018