Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fired Applebee's Waitress Responds to "I Give God 10%" Tip Controversy

Chelsea Welch, the waitress fired from an Applebee's restaurant in St. Louis for posting a photo of a receipt on which a pastor/customer refused to tip his server, responded to the controversy by highlighting wait staff working conditions here.

Farm Work in the United States: Modern Day Slavery?

Farm work conditions likened to modern slavery (article and video)

Farm worker and Coalition of Immokalee Workers member Leonel Perez speaks out about the substandard wages and conditions he and other migrant workers confront in the United States.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Remember the Triangle Fire

In a few weeks we will discuss the history of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, one of the worst industrial disasters in American history. And in March this year, many New Yorkers will come together to remember the fire, its victims, and its legacy.

You may find interesting the work of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition which is now holding a design competition for the creation of a permanent memorial to the victims.