Labor News

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Secretary of Labor Solis signs migrant workers rights agreements with Latin American countries

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis signed agreements with three more Latin American countries (for a total of six) on the protection of certain rights of migrant workers. The right wing is, predictably, yelling "betrayal".

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Unions turn up the heat on Colombia trade

With the Republicans poised to write draft legislation affirming the controversial trade pact between the U.S. and Colombia, labor stepped up its drive against the agreement.

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Peru's left candidate Humala wins presidency by a nose

Left-wing candidate Ollanta Humala of the "Gana Peru" coalition won by a nose over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of disgraced strongman Alberto Fujimori.

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U.S. files labor rights complaint against Guatemala

The complaint, filed last week, is the first time the U.S. has pursued a labor rights case against a free-trade partner.

U.S. students win ‘new day’ for Honduran workers

In a big victory for a U.S. student campaign, Russell Athletics, the largest supplier of team uniforms and apparel, agreed to reopen a Honduran factory that it shut down after its workers formed a union.