Hidden in Plain Sight

How low wages, brutal working conditions, and laws hostile to organizing, make Atlanta and surrounding areas ripe for labor trafficking. Relative to Minneapolis, working conditions in Atlanta appear generally worse. Minnesota at least has state departments mandated with enforcing wage and workplace safety laws; Georgia does not.

Op-ED: Close the Camps

These types of fear-based statements are designed to distract us from the attacks on our union freedoms and the continued hoarding of wealth at the top. 

Rising heat stress could cost 80 million jobs by 2030 – U.N.

“The impact of heat stress on labor productivity is a serious consequence of climate change, which adds to other adverse impacts such as changing rain patterns, raising sea levels and loss of biodiversity,” said ILO’s Catherine Saget.