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'Roma' shines a light on the real lives of domestic workers

Jan 4, 2019
How Alfonso Cuarón's latest film set in 1970s Mexico resonates with domestic workers today.
Alfonso Cuarón and Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo on the set of "Roma" written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
Carlos Somonte

Immigrant workers bolster May Day marches

May 1, 2017
Today is May Day, when labor unions and other groups traditionally march in favor of workers’ rights. Immigrant rights is expected to be a major focus this year as President Trump pursues a tougher line on immigration. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Workers strike while the economy is hot

Feb 12, 2015
Partly because a stronger economy means a stronger bargaining position.

Truckers strike at key port for trade with Asia

Jul 8, 2014
Escalation of the strike at this major port could have a nationwide impact.

At Walmart labor protests, striking isn't the point

Jun 4, 2014
The Walmart protests are a far cry from labor movements that organized the country’s major industries.

Burning bridges while going viral: What are your rights when you lose a job?

Jan 9, 2014
There's a recent trend of (former) employees quitting jobs and putting up videos and comments on social media criticizing their employer. How many weeks of pay would you give up to be able to say what you want to about your job and not worry about burning a bridge?

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