What’s Fairer than Fair Trade? Try Direct Trade With Cocoa Farmers
by Kristy LeissleOct 04, 2013
- Fair trade is good, but it still leaves cocoa growers in poverty. Here’s how to do better.
Welcome to Commonomics: How to Build Local Economies Strong Enough for Everyone
by Laura FlandersOct 04, 2013
- In our new series, YES! Magazine investigates what it will take to strengthen our local economies for the benefit of all.
Brand New From Annie Leonard: The Story of Solutions
by Annie LeonardOct 01, 2013
- The final film in the “Story of Stuff” series asks, What if the goal of our economy wasn’t more, but better—better health, better jobs, and a better chance to survive on the planet?
White House Makes History by Granting Minimum Wage to Home Care Workers
by Christa HillstromSep 27, 2013
- The Obama administration makes good on its promise to give direct care workers the same rights as nearly everyone else—and to top it all off, California follows suit.
Less than 2 Percent of Carpenters Are Women—Meet the Master Builder Working to Change That
by Erika LundahlSep 26, 2013
- Maria Klemperer-Johnson is getting women ready for a growing and high-paying field by teaching them to build eco-friendly tiny homes.
Three Things Activists in the Office Can Learn from the Street
by Liam Barrington-BushSep 25, 2013
- Organizations working for social justice can become living examples of the world they're working to create, but only if they're willing to take the lessons of social movements to heart.
Bitcoin's Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off
by YES! online staffSep 20, 2013
- The decentralization and bank-free nature of this digital currency is enjoying wider acceptance. Meanwhile, governments are beginning to borrow from its ideas.
Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
by Christa HillstromSep 20, 2013
- Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
For Safer Factories, CEOs Are Listening to Workers on the Frontlines
by Samir GoswamiSep 18, 2013
- The future of corporate responsibility means hearing firsthand from factory workers about their conditions.
The TPP Is Another Job Killing Trade Deal—So Why Are Both Parties Supporting It?
by Natalie PompilioAug 28, 2013
- Factory owners in the United States say that the Trans-Pacific Partnership—which is being negotiated this week in Brunei—will force them to lay off workers. Yet opponents in Washington are few and far between.
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
by Erin L. McCoyAug 21, 2013
- Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
Putting Workers on TV: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Bringing Labor to Prime Time
by Amy B. DeanAug 16, 2013
- While the days when every city paper had a labor beat may be gone, Hayes is finding new ways to get the issues facing workers into the national conversation.
Co-Op Academy Teaches Workers to Build Green and Cooperative Businesses
Aug 14, 2013
- GRITtv's Laura Flanders speaks with the founder of the program and takes you inside one of its classes.
No Time for Volunteering? 4 Policies that Can Help
by Jay WalljasperAug 09, 2013
- To truly encourage widespread volunteerism, we’d need to make sure that everyone (not just the well-to-do) have the time to do it.
Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren FeeneyAug 02, 2013
- A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.