Stories by David Bacon

David Bacon is a journalist, photographer and author who is based in Northern California. His work, which covers labor, immigration and the impact of the global economy on workers, has appeared in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Truthout and The American Prospect. subscribe to David Bacon's feed

Posted on: Jun 3, 2016, Source: Capital and Main

After working for 40 years harvesting vegetables in California, Consuelo Mendez tried retirement, but soon was forced to get another job. Now she makes $11.79 an hour.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2016, Source: Capital and Main

"They contributed to Social Security, but they can’t get the benefits. If they go to Mexico, they can’t come back. They have to work, because there’s no alternative."

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014, Source: Rethinking Schools

Hint: follow the money.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2014, Source: Equal Voice News

Residents fought the loss of low-income housing, combatted discriminatory housing practices, and even launched a community garden program.