David Bacon is a writer, pho­tog­ra­ph­er and for­mer union orga­niz­er. He is the author of The Right to Stay Home: How US Pol­i­cy Dri­ves Mex­i­can Migra­tion (2013), Ille­gal Peo­ple: How Glob­al­iza­tion Cre­ates Migra­tion and Crim­i­nal­izes Immi­grants (2008), Com­mu­ni­ties With­out Bor­ders (2006), and The Chil­dren of NAF­TA: Labor Wars on the US/​Mexico Bor­der (2004). His web­site is at dba​con​.igc​.org.
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Hundreds of Fruit Packing Workers Are On Strike
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Don’t Punish the Dreamers—Punish the Corporations Driving Forced Migration
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40,000 AT&T Workers Begin 3-Day Strike
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Punishing Employers Who Hire Undocumented Immigrants Isn’t the Answer—Solidarity Is
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Revolt of the ‘Chapulines’: After Strike, Indigenous Mexican Farmworkers Vote To Unionize
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Undocumented Youth Are Here Through No Fault of Their Own. But It’s Not Their Parents’ Fault, Either
Using the phrase "no fault of their own" in discussing undocumented young people does not encourage us to look at the roots of the poverty and violence their families experience.
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The Long, Strange Tale of a California Farm’s Attempts To Break Its Workers’ Union
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California Court Ruling Could Make It Nearly Impossible for Farmworkers To Win Union Contracts
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Panama’s Dockworkers Fight Poverty Wages—With Support From American Unionists
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An Oil Worker & a Union Staffer Explain Why 1,000s of Oil Workers Across the Country Are On Strike
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Immigrant Recycling Workers Win Strike, Union Drive in East Bay
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Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating
'Lax enforcement' is not the culprit—U.S. trade and immigration policies are.
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What Cesar Chavez Missed
The new film doesn't capture the diversity of the farmworkers' movement.
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Giving Up on Congress, Immigrant Workers Stage Wave of Protests
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All Over the World, Migrants Demand the Right to Stay at Home
A global consensus is emerging on immigration policy--and the U.S. isn't heeding it.
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Fighting To Stay Home
Violently evicted by their government and unwelcome in the U.S., Mexican mining unionists have nowhere to go.
Uprising
The Fast Against the Firings
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For Unionists, Iraq’s Oil War Rages On
The leader of Iraq’s oil union is being threatened with prison--again.
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RIP Leo Robinson, Soul of the Longshore
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The Walmart Black Friday Protests
A photo essay on the ground outside the mega-retailer's store in Richmond, California.
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Mexico’s Labor Law Reform Sparks Massive Protests
A plan to gut labor protections has spurred unrest in Mexico’s streets.
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Workers Try to Organize Airport Subway, Get Fired
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Mexico’s Cananea Strikers: Fighting for the Right to a Union
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Seattle Port Strike Challenges ‘Independent Contractor’ Lie
Truck drivers in the Puget Sound shut down ports for two weeks—and begin to shift the balance of power.
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Domestic Workers and Their Children March for Rights in Calif.
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Fighting the Firings
After years of 'silent raids' and federal workplace audits, unions and community allies are going on the offensive.
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Will Public Workers and Immigrants March Together on May Day?
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A Labor Law Bosses Would Love
Backed by industrialists, Mexican politicians are on the verge of erasing most workers' rights.
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Protesters in San Francisco and Beyond Declare: ‘We Are One’ (SLIDESHOW)
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Cesar Chavez, and the State of the Farm Workers Movement
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Foundry Workers Strike to Save Their Healthcare
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Fired for the Crime of Working
Not much has changed for undocumented workers since Obama took office.
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Utah’s New Immigration Bills: A Blast From the Past
The state laws have been called "the nation's most liberal," but they're not much different from Cold War-era deportation policies.
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Divide and Deport: On Immigration, Thom Hartmann and Lou Dobbs Have Much in Common
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SLIDESHOW: In Oakland, Hunger Comprises All Races
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An American Garment Worker Asks, ‘Where’s the Freedom?’
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El Valiente Chicano
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Can Labor Get Out of This Mess? (Part Two)
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Can Labor Get Out of This Mess? (Part One)
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The Story of an Eviction
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Will Unions Defend Undocumented Members?
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The Midwest Union Rollback
Newly elected Republican governors nix public workers' collective bargaining rights
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Lockout KO’d
San Francisco hotel workers triumph with help from city-by-city support
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Grocery Workers Go to War Over Healthcare
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Workers Unite
Unions around the world oppose the drive for war
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No Quiero Taco Bell!
David Bacon interviews Lucas Benitez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
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Test Unrest
California teachers are leading a backlash against high-stakes exams.
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The Charleston Five
South Carolina declares war on unions
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