Japan is trying to stop death by overwork by passing a corporate stress test law
The VICE Morning Bulletin
This morning, the Trump campaign accepts that Obama is actually a US citizen, labor law protestors clash with police in Paris, and the Fed has recalled one million Samsung Galaxy Note 7s due to explosions.
The Road to Nowhere Issue
Two Years After a Giant Factory Collapsed, Bangladeshi Sweatshops Continue to Imperil Workers’ Lives
In 2013, the illegally built Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring 2,000. Despite the international news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today, including fire hazards and zero regard for child labor...
The Women Working in NYC's Nail Salons Are Treated More Terribly Than You Can Imagine
We talked to the "New York Times" reporter who spent a year investigating the true cost of manicures in New York.
Why Won't Japanese Workers Go on Vacation?
A culture of overwork is worrying government officials, who are on the brink of forcing the country's workaholics to chill out before they die from overwork.
The Humongous Fungus Among Us Issue
Slaves of Happiness Island
What’s often lost in the reporting about foreign labor in the United Arab Emirates is the agency of the workers themselves. The men I met in the Gulf are brave and ambitious—heroes to their families back home. They dared to chase better prospects and...
Bolivia Passed a Law Allowing Ten-Year-Olds to Work
For the 850,000 kids there who already work, the law is a huge victory: Children, just like adults, will now be entitled to a minimum wage, and they'll have full protection under the law. Of course, the dangers are obvious, too. Did Bolivia just create...
Meet the Children and Pregnant Women Carrying Rocks All Day for Albania's Mining Pirates
According to the Confederation of Trade Unions of Albania, 88 miners have died in their line of work only in the last five years. Many more have been severely injured or crippled. No one really knows how many deaths and injuries occur in the informal...