Working During a Pandemic: Hazardous or Not?

*Editors note: Names and places have been changed for privacy and safety reasons*   Hours before the sun rises Andres Ino is already up and moving, preparing for the long day ahead of him. He has kept this schedule for years and is used to a quiet house…

Human Trafficking, A Boots on the Ground Perspective

While most people have heard of human trafficking, they dismiss it as another media headline in a seemingly endless parade of negative news. Human trafficking is better described as modern-day slavery, and is a dilemma that I have seen first-hand in countries around the world. The Palermo Protocols…

Resolving the Dangers of Food Insecurity During a Pandemic

Writer’s Note: During a pandemic, one of the lessons we learn is to value the hard work and selfless efforts of essential workers. They are truly heroic to sacrifice themselves during a time when we need them the most. Thank you to all Essential Workers at the FRESH…
Photo taken by Yessy Camacho

The Time to Care

  By Óscar Fernando García This article was supposed to be about the contract win between American Federation of State, County and Municipal employees (AFSCME), the union that represents the 16,000 patient care and 10,000 service workers employed by the University of California and the UC system. But…

Are Unpaid Internships Exploitative to College Students?

Written by Daisy Murguia I was browsing through Twitter one afternoon when I noticed a tweet that said, “Unpaid internships should be illegal” repeated seven times. The tweet reached over 80,000 retweets. If you search “Unpaid internships should be illegal” in the Twitter browser, you’ll find thousands of…