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David Bacon

David Bacon is a California writer and photojournalist; his latest book is In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte (University of California / El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 2017).

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David Bacon

Farmworkers also recently won bargaining rights in New York. But California—once the epicenter of farmworker rights—is falling behind. Read more

Working in America

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David Bacon

Refugees flee this Honduran city, which has long been a vast, American-owned sweatshop. Read more

Economic Policy

Mexico’s new president has raised wages, and maquiladora workers have gone on strike along the border. Read more

America and the World

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David Bacon

California agribusiness seeks to reduce guest workers’ pay Read more

Working in America

The Lopez Obrador administration is changing the law so that workers can actually choose a union and vote on their contracts. Read more

America and the World

Workers in the berry fields of the United States and Mexico have the same transnational employers. Now, farmworker unions in those two nations have begun to work together. Read more

Working in America

Change—and perhaps a new day in the fields—comes to Cesar Chavez’s legendary union. Read more

Working in America

While Washington state agencies reduce farmworker pay and find employers faultless for a death in the fields, Trump and congressional Republicans back proposals to turn farmworking into permanent indentured servitude. Read more

Working in America

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David Bacon

But advocates want detainees freed, not sent to for-profit jails Read more

Civil Rights in America

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(David Bacon)

A Salinas grower and the union bet that a new contract will become an alternative to employing guest workers. Read more

Working in America

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(Photo: David Bacon)

In California, labor has long protected its immigrant members—and now, it’s defending non-members as well. Read more

Working in America

The trade treaty, now up for renegotiation, has displaced millions of Mexican workers, and many thousands of U.S. workers as well. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

A French artist’s colossal installation on Mexico’s side of the border may make the invisible visible, but other subjects carry a sharper critical edge and pose deeper questions. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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(Photo: Edgar Franks)

Risking deportation, Washington state farmworkers protest dangerous conditions in the fields. Read more

Working in America

Combined, they have to power to improve the lives of farmworkers and save the Salton Sea. Read more

Working in America

Indigenous Oaxacan farm workers win themselves a union in the Pacific Northwest. Read more

Working in America

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Undocumented workers face a new level of insecurity under the Trump administration. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Donald Trump promised to deport two million “criminal illegal immigrants” in his first 100 days in office. Immigrants and their allies are already organizing, protesting, and defending “sanctuary cities.”  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Organizing in Omaha and small towns with meatpacking plants is altering politics in this reddest of states. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Sixty miles south of the Arizona border, the devastation from a toxic spill has led to an epochal battle between a transnational mining conglomerate and an alliance of miners and farmers. Read more

America and the World