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Ukrainian rightists burn alive 39 at Odessa union building

Some 1,000 Ukrainian rightists surrounded, stormed, and burned the House of Trade Unions in Odessa last Friday, killing 39 pro-Russia demonstrators in the building.

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Bangladeshi workers seek support from U.S. students

"I saw many of my co-workers, trapped like a sandwich, one upon the other. It's true that I survived, but I saw many of my co-workers die."

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U.S. unionists back domestic worker from India

A group of U.S. unionists made it quite clear to India's ambassador to the U.S. that his nation's diplomats should stop treating their own domestic workers as serfs.

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Today in labor history: The International Labor Organization founded

After the devastation of WWI, a commission was established to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice, and the ILO was founded.

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Puerto Rican teachers strike to oppose attack on pensions

Thousands of elementary and secondary school teachers in Puerto Rico carried out a two day strike to protest a raid on their pension plans.

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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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