Stories about Labor
9 February 2016
Although they love their profession, hundreds of teachers in Gran Sabana, Venezuela, have left their classrooms to find more affordable pay in other industries.
7 February 2016
Egyptian doctors are threatening a nationwide strike if an investigation is not launched after colleagues in a teaching hospital were assaulted by policemen. Netizens back doctors in their demands.
26 January 2016
Despite the protesters distancing themselves from vandalism and looting, the media has been focusing on them alone, instead of providing enough coverage of the protesters' demands.
24 January 2016
Five years later, Tunisians are back on the streets protesting for "jobs, freedom and dignity." Tunisian blogger Afef Abrougui tells us what happened.
21 January 2016
Many salt farmers in Myanmar are already migrating to other countries in search of better opportunities. This photo montage features salt farming along Myanmar's southeast coast.
11 January 2016
Tensions rage between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Saudi has ended diplomatic ties, and Iran has banned all Saudi imports. But where does this leave Iran's popular Zam Zam Cola?
3 December 2015
When migrants decide to go to the US for a better future, they often rely on lenders to afford the trip, but often they became unwilling partners with the coyotes.
2 December 2015
20 November 2015
Poor pay, lacking legal protections, abuse. That is the abysmal treatment that domestic workers often receive. But change is slowly but surely taking root, one house at a time.
29 October 2015
21 September 2015
Recent disasters in Bangladesh's garment industry have left hundreds of workers dead or injured. Women workers are taking more of a leadership role in the struggle to unionize.
19 September 2015
In ancient times, it's said that brewing sake was a women's craft. But for the past few hundred years women have been forbidden from brewing. That's changing in big ways.
5 September 2015
Syrian refugee Talal Al-Tinawi is making his new Brazilian dream come true by crowdfunding to open a Syrian-Lebanese restaurant to share his love for cooking with the locals.
28 August 2015
"The implied accusation that they are out to cheat government is an insult they can never forgive and forget."
23 August 2015
"The situation of women of African descent is a unique one: because of their gender they find themselves even more vulnerable and susceptible to exclusion."
3 August 2015
Post-earthquake, an overwhelmed Nepali state struggles to develop a long-term vision to tackle the vultures of human trafficking within and beyond its borders.
26 July 2015
"Female Food Heroes" is a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.
22 July 2015
8 July 2015
Despite a crackdown on ride-hailing apps, many still see Uber as worth the risk. For drivers, the pay is high. For passengers, the fare is cheaper than similar Chinese services.
4 June 2015
“We are fighting for regularization so that we will not lose our livelihood. This is for all the workers abused by the company.”