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Stories about Labor

8 July 2014

Ivorian Woman Pushed off 6th Floor for Demanding Salary in Lebanon

A young Ivorian woman was found dead after having been reportedly pushed off the 6th floor of an apartment following a suspected feud with her sponsor over her salary payment.

5 July 2014

Workers Who Make Your iPhone Possible Are Fighting Labor Abuse in the Philippines With Selfies and Hashtags

The #bringbacknxp24 campaign on social media, which demands fair pay and regular employment, has received support from around the world.

30 June 2014

The Lights and the Shadows of the New Cuban Labor Code

The new Labor Code in Cuba has sparked controversy because it excludes important protections in the workplace for certain marginalized communities, such as transsexual people.

21 June 2014

The United States’ Gender Pay Gap Through the Lens of Social Media

"A society that undervalues half its population is bound to underachieve."

30 May 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

29 May 2014

What's the Beef? Strike Call at Japanese Fast Food Chain Sukiya

Are workers at Sukiya, the Japanese fast food chain famous for its $3 gyūdon beef rice bowl, really going on strike?

18 May 2014

VIDEO: Mining Mogul Brags About the Unbelievable “Deal” He Scored for Zambia's Copper

A video of the owner of Vedanta Resources bragging about the unbelievable deal he cut with Zambia’s government for a copper mine 9 years ago, has appalled many Zambians.

9 May 2014

Crossroads: Video Stories of Migrants in Malaysia

A video advocacy project highlights the situation of migrant workers in Malaysia.

2 May 2014

Protest against Goods and Services Tax Became Malaysia’s Biggest May Day Rally

Tens of thousands in Malaysia joined the May Day rally organized by the opposition to oppose the Goods and Services Tax which the government will start collecting next year.

1 May 2014

Lebanese and Migrant Activists target the Kafala system

A campaign is underway in Lebanon to encourage people to speak up against the Kafala (sponsorship) system and the abuse of domestic workers. Here's how some showed their support.

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