Stories by David Bacon

David Bacon is a journalist and photographer covering labor, immigration and the impact of the global economy on workers. subscribe to David Bacon's feed

Posted on: Aug 25, 2016, Source: Capital and Main

“For the last 78 years California has failed to bring equality in our workforce. This can no longer be justified or tolerated.”

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012, Source: New American Media

A first-hand account of life as one of the voiceless people who put food on your table.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2010, Source: New America Media

While there are differences in the experiences of people without papers and guest workers, some basic aspects of life are the same.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2010, Source:

Grassroots groups don't like the Democrats' proposals for comprehensive immigration reform.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: The Progressive

'Sanctions pretend to punish employers but in reality, they punish workers.'

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source:

Companies exploit undocumented workers, and then claim that sanctions require them to fire them when it's convenient.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2009, Source:

On May Day, hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people will fill the streets in city after city, town after town, across the US.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2008, Source: New America Media

The successful union strategy relied on uniting a diverse workforce of African Americans, Puerto Ricans and immigrant Mexicans.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2008, Source:

Can direct action on the part of workers overturn American corporatism?

Posted on: Nov 26, 2008, Source: The Nation

A new administration that has raised such high expectations should look for new ideas, not recycle the bad ones of the last few years.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

National political campaigns say less and less about immigration enforcement.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2008, Source:

Something is clearly wrong with the priorities of immigration enforcement.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2008, Source: New America Media

A major raid in Mississippi had a political agenda -- to undermine a growing coalition threatening the state's conservative establishment.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: deleted

Much of today's immigration from Mexico begins with heavily-subsidized U.S. corn.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2007, Source: The American Prospect

Undocumented immigrants were recently arrested for securing jobs at meatpacking plants by using Social Security numbers that didn't belong to them. Their crime: paying for someone else's retirement.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2005, Source: NACLA

On the Mexican border, old post-revolutionary legal rights are just so much ink on paper, and even the decisions of federal judges to enforce the law are simply ignored.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Young conservatives are trying to revive McCarthy-era witch-hunts on campuses.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

An Iraqi union leader may be the biggest obstacle blocking U.S. efforts to privatize oil and other industries in Iraq.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2004, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Iraqi workers are fighting for their rights, which have been severely undermined by the policies of the coalition authority. Their biggest supporter: American labor unions.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

There's another kind of battle being waged in Iraq -- the fight for worker's rights. Many Iraqi union organizers are finding that the U.S. authority isn't much kinder to them than was Saddam.