Midwest

Politics

Food workers struggle for justice with tomato pickers in Immokalee

Earlier this month, I along with a few workers from the Midwest joined hundreds of protesters and Immokalee workers in Tampa, Florida.  This effort to bring more attention to the plight of food workers started in the northeast and made … Continued

Immigration

Meatpacking workers ready for struggle in 2011

It has been about 30 years since the turkey plants began to open in the Iowa and other parts of the rural Midwest.  The location was ideal for corporations.  After breaking up the labor unions in places like Chicago and … Continued

Food Justice

Acts of Resistance and Hope, Breaking the Barriers of Power

In a restaurant in a small Midwest town last week three workers got fired for standing up for a new employee promised one salary and given significantly less after his first week on the job.  They took the injustice to … Continued