Labor News


Interfaith group urges vigils for Walmart supply chain workers

The same weekend as U.S. Walmart workers went on a Black Friday strike 112 garment workers were killed in a fire in Bangladesh.


Mexican right rams through anti-labor law

Mexico has had, on paper, progressive labor laws. However, workers have trouble defending their interests even where there is a union.


Unionists, allies protest Trans-Pacific trade pact

Unionists and their allies protested at the Sept. 9 start of the latest round of talks on a planned Trans-Pacific Pact.


Free trade pact yields few gains for Colombian workers

One year after the controversial U.S.-Colombian "free trade agreement", workers' rights have improved on paper, but very little on the ground.

Peugeot to sacrifice workers for profit

Philippe Varin's decision to cut 8,000 jobs and close a factory in France has rightly provoked shock and outrage.


Unions launch global inquiry into attacks on workers’ rights

New evidence shows how workers' rights have been eroded by governments between 2008 and 2012 under the guise of the economic crisis.


Reverberations of Mexico Walmart scandal

The accusations, which workers have leveled at the giant range from desecration of the important archeological site of Teotihuacan to the introduction of genetically-modified foods.


Unions: Colombia trade deal stinks

The AFL-CIO described it as "deeply disappointing and troubling."


Labor exposes Alabama law to world scrutiny

Labor has taken its campaign against Alabama's racist, anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant law international.


UK's labor leader Bob Crow builds solidarity at the Left Labor Project

We believe the trade union movement is not just about what wages or what contract you get but about the social side: Decent transportation, affordable housing, a decent welfare state.

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