Labor News

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Tobacco workers exposed to human rights abuse

Farm workers face job-related hazards, including heat stroke, pesticide, and acute nicotine poisoning.

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Farmworkers fight for rights in the tobacco fields

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Nine migrant farmworkers have died in fields across the state from heat stroke, and others suffer from nicotine poisoning and exposure to deadly chemicals.

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No enthusiasm gap here: Labor mobilizes for “most crucial election in 75 years”

WASHINGTON - Anyone betting that Republicans will take over Congress this November wasn't at the AFL-CIO's Battleground States Conference today.

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A call for justice in the tobacco fields

Tobacco workers joined by supporters from organized labor and community organizations, marched through the streets of Winston-Salem, North Carolina yesterday.