Sustainable style in Seattle: How local choices can make global impacts

Are thrift stores and "slow fashion" designers enough to decrease the fashion industry's reliance on sweatshop labor and low-quality clothes?
Jun 11, 2019

Photo essay: May Day March for Immigrants and Workers

Author, activist and photographer Sharon H. Chang took photos at the annual march in Seattle held in solidarity for immigrants and workers rights.
May 6, 2019

Zimbabwe officials struggle to help furniture makers threatened by fires

Furniture workers make up a large portion of Zimbabwe’s informal economy. But their livelihoods are in danger from fires that authorities can’t address.
Apr 9, 2019

Women Can Save The World – Fall Forum Series

3rd in FSP’s Fall Forum Series WOMEN Can Save the World • The 21st century rise of working women • What does it mean to be socialist feminist? • What about men? Speaker: Guerry Hoddersen Feminist and civil rights veteran who collaborates with women revolutionaries in Latin America. Affirmative action advocate and co-founder of United […]
Oct 18, 2018

UW graduate students plan strike over pay, childcare, trans-inclusive healthcare

Among the issues, the University of Washington graduate student teachers and research assistants are calling for greater pay, more comprehensive transgender health coverage and increased childcare assistance.
May 11, 2018

May Day march highlights Youth Jail, extrajudicial killings in Philippines

One group of May Day marchers centered womxn of color and families, and focused on the No New Youth Jail effort and the recent wave of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
May 2, 2018

Leaf blowers flagged as polluters, possible health threat

Casa Latina offers workshops for immigrant landscapers, who face health and safety risks from gas-powered leaf blowers.
Sep 25, 2017

Amazon prayer rooms now available to Muslim security contract employees

Muslim security workers at Amazon say they have won an important concession — but also say that a culture of retaliation over labor activities remains.
May 17, 2017

Aerospace company to pay after investigation of anti-Muslim work practices

Electroimpact — whose president Peter Zieve was linked to anti-mosque mailing materials last year — has agreed to pay $485,000.
Mar 24, 2017

Amazon security workers allege retaliation after prayer space request

Two workers say that Security Industry Specialists, the company that handles Amazon’s security, unfairly treated them after they asked for space to pray.
Feb 21, 2017
A migrant worker steps out of his home next to a coal power plant in Beijing. (Photo from REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

China on strike: Migrant workers who make our stuff speak up

Chinese labor organizers made a rare visit to Seattle this week to build support for striking migrant workers.
Mar 30, 2016
A small-scale shrimp peeling factory in Karachi, Pakistan where children, mostly girls, work in abusive, unsanitary conditions rather than attending school. (Video still by Alex Stonehill)

Would you rather eat shrimp peeled by slaves, or by robots?

Automation is changing the way seafood like shrimp is processed. But will it uplift the women who currently do that work, or just take their jobs?
Jan 21, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership deal reached; now needs Congressional approval

A deal was reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade treaty that critics have feared would erode local regulations.
Oct 6, 2015

Minority groups a focus in Seattle workers rights outreach grants

Women, workers of color, immigrant and refugee workers, LGBTQ workers, and youth are the most likely to experience labor standards violations.
Oct 1, 2015

Hotel workers union denounces “$500,000 Green Card”

Critics of the EB-5 immigrant investor program say the program benefits wealthy investors, without delivering on well-paying U.S. jobs with benefits.
Aug 27, 2015

Court ruling confirms $15 minimum wage for airport workers

Washington State's highest court rejected an argument by airport vendors that the airport was exempt from the city of SeaTac's voter-approved minimum wage.
Aug 20, 2015

Detained feminist activists in China spark worldwide support, new questions

The continued detainment of five young feminist activists in China more than three weeks later, leaves more questions to be answered.
Mar 30, 2015

Mexican immigration slows as ‘better life’ in US proves elusive

More and more Mexican migrants are giving up lives and jobs in the Northwest to go back across the border.
Mar 19, 2015

Ports shut down to ships over the weekend as labor talks continue

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma among the west coast ports shut down to cargo vessels over the weekend, as contract negotiations continue between PMA and ILWU.
Feb 6, 2015

Seattle unanimously passes Priority Hire law

The city's construction projects will have more workers from within Seattle city limits, after the city council passed a Priority Hire law on Tuesday.
Jan 20, 2015