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Free Andy Hall!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:30pm

October 30th is Andy Hall's Birthday, but instead of celebrating he will be in a Thai court fighting a civil defamation case. A company called Natural Fruit Co. brought the charges when he was part of a research team that uncovered terrible working conditions at one of the pineapple canning factories. 

People's Climate March

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:30am

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

Golden Palms? A Look at Liberia Work Conditions

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

Over the past 5 years, international palm oil companies (including some of the industry’s largest producers like Sime Darby and and Golden AgriResources) have bought up hundreds of thousands of hectares in Liberia to create enormous palm oil plantations.  The Liberian government has often justified the sale of the concessions by noting that they will create decent jobs for low-skilled laborers, but what is the reality on the ground?  

2014 USAS Student Labor Movement Gala

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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 5:30pm

Join United Students Against Sweatshops, a long-time partner of ILRF, for the first annual Student Labor Movement Gala, a celebration of students’ work to rein in the anti-worker forces of global capital and build a better world for workers and students alike. The Gala will bring together students from across the country, USAS alumni, allies from other social justice movements, and you.

Press Conference for Low-Wage Contract Workers

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:00am

Join hundreds of Good Jobs Nation workers who will gather to declare that the President’s $10.10 Executive Order is a great first step, but it's not enough to lift them out of poverty.   These workers need more than the minimum – they need a Good Jobs Executive Order that makes sure federal contractors respect collective bargaining rights, pay living wages and benefits, stop wage theft, and don’t pay CEOs excessive salaries.