Although they were unable to put a dent in Black Friday sales, striking Walmart workers raised the issues faced by low-wage workers to the forefront of the national conversation. Their action has already inspired historic protests by fast-food workers in New York City.MORE »
Jeffrey Lawrence, Luis Moreno-Caballud
Nov 28, 2012
Commentators in the mainstream media have said the effective hurricane relief accomplished by Occupy Sandy represents a new direction in the movement. In fact, nothing could be closer to its founding ideas and actions.MORE »
Back in September, YES! covered the efforts of immigrant workers at New York City’s Hot and Crusty Bakery to form a union. After a series of twists and turns that tested the workers’ persistence, the shop is now set to open in December with a fully unionized workforce. MORE »
This summer, a courageous group of migrants risked deportation in a cross-country trip asking police, leaders, and the public to work toward humanization—not “Arizonafication”—of national policy.MORE »
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