Labor News

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Campaign intensifies to free Iranian trade unionists

CODIR says it regards the current period as an important opportunity to put effective pressure on the government of President Hassan Rouhani.

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Port workers in 10 nations taking on IKEA

Port unions in 10 nations demonstrated against multinational furniture giant Ikea's lockout of 350 Teamsters workers.

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Today in labor history: UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

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Today in labor history: Popular Socialist Youth formed

On November 18, 1944 in Cuba, the Popular Socialist Youth was founded, as a continuation of the Cuban Revolutionary Youth.

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Pope Francis, the Bishop of Bling, CEOs, and Leo Gerard

American CEOs and boards of directors should take note of Pope Francis' recent suspension of the "Bishop of Bling."

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U.S. diplomats not pushing Colombia on workers’ rights

Overburdened U.S. diplomats are not pushing the Colombian government to live up to its written commitments on workers' rights and other rights that Colombia agreed to fulfill.

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International unions demand freedom for top Colombian labor

International union organizations are joining a drive to free top Colombian labor leader Huber Ballesteros "without delay."

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Today in Latino History: Cuba declares independence from Spain

The revolt was led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.  Céspedes, himself a plantation owner, freed his slaves and invited them to join the rebellion.

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Report: Nissan in Mississippi is violating international labor law

The company is in violation of the standards on freedom of association, the report notes, because of Nissan's "aggressive interference" with workers attempting to exercise their fundamental right to organize a union.

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Today in Latino history: Slavery abolished in Cuba

Slavery was finally abolished in Cuba by Spanish royal decree that also made an indentured servitude system, known as "patronato," illegal.

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