Our economy rests on the backs of workers who are practically invisible, toiling in fields, mines, warehouses, and factories under unspeakable abuses. They’re fighting to change the system—and everyone can help.
Produce sold in US stores are picked with care by a largely immigrant farmworker force. The work is hot and exhausting, and too many farms cut corners on worker health, safety, and wages. But workers are showing farms exactly how they can improve.
Most of the cobalt in today’s electronics is extracted by “artisanal miners” in the DRC. They dig their own dangerous mines without protection, and some employ child workers. Big Tech could make a difference.