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Thai Government makes right decision about prison labor program *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *January 22, 2015   (Washington, D.C.) — The Government of Thailand announced last week that it will scrap a proposed project to recruit prisoners to work on Thai fishing boats. The announcement came after 45 labor and human rights groups that raised concerns about the program in a letter on January 14. This...

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Op-ed: Bad Work Conditions Hurt LGBT Employees Too * BY COREY HALLMAN AND TOM TEMPRANO AND LAURA THOMAS, DECEMBER 24 2014 Re-Posted from Advocate.com Jose Parra was recently approached by a coworker who asked him, “Are you gay?” Before Jose could respond, his coworker said. “I hate gay people!” and then-sucker punched him in the ribs. Jose then did what most of us would do — he reported...

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From our friends at Making Change at Walmart: The Waltons are robbing America. Workers are fighting back. CLICK HERE TO SEND THIS MESSAGE: Dear Walmart Owners, the Waltons: I support Walmart workers’ calls for $15 an hour and access to full-time work. As the richest family in America and owners of a company with $16 billion in annual profits, you can afford to do better. Sincerely, Why to Act Now: While...

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The Farmworker Association of Florida * By Bob Maschi, FCWA Volunteer “Can you imagine rising before the sun, enduring long hours of physical labor, surrounded by the extreme Florida heat and humidity, as well as constant exposure to pesticides? And after giving your full, physical self you still earn deplorable wages and live in impoverished conditions?” – Tirso Moreno, General Coordinator of...