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Stories by Mariya Strauss
Mariya Strauss is a Baltimore-based writer.
A Legal Loophole Plays a Key Role in the Deaths of Teenage Farmworkers
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013, Source: Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute
People think tend of child labor a thing of the past in the United States -- but in the agriculture industry, it's still a potential deadly occupation.
I Was a Child Farmworker
Posted on: Jan 4, 2013, Source: Global Comment
A Q&A with Norma Flores Lopez, director of the children in the fields campaign.
How the Supreme Court's 'Knox v. SEIU' Decision Could Dismantle Union Security Around the Country
Posted on: Jun 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet
In Knox v. Service Employees International Union, the Supreme Court suggests that the First Amendment is for corporations, not working people and unions.
War On Women Extends to Their Paychecks: Senate Republicans Refuse to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act
Posted on: Jun 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The Paycheck Fairness Act would give women a shot at making the same as men for the same work--but the Senate GOP wouldn't even allow a vote on it.
Pre-Kindergarten for All? Not By a Longshot
Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Which states are walking the walk when it comes to funding pre-K programs -- and which are lagging far behind?
Over 100 Children a Year Die Working On Farms: Why Do Prominent Right-Wingers Fight Safety Regulations?
Posted on: May 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet
A former child farmworker and other activists are working to bring farmworker kids out of the shadows and get them the same protections as kids in other industries.
Grassroots Movement for Paid Sick Days for Workers Picking Up Steam Across the Country
Posted on: Oct 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet
A broad coalition across the country is fighting--and winning--battles for workers' right to stay home when they're ill.
Sandy Pope Vs. History, Round 1: The Fight For Teamster Leadership Heats Up
Posted on: Jul 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Can Sandy Pope take on years of union history to become the first woman president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters?
What Women Aren't Told About Childbirth
Posted on: Oct 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet
A new survey of mothers reveals some disturbing things about hospital maternity care that may make pregnant women want to take a closer look at their options.
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