Labor News

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Palestinian union leader seeks support from U.S. unions

Labor leader Mahmoud Abu Odeh is hoping American trade unionists will help Palestinian workers achieve basic rights. He says it is a question of human needs shared by Americans, Palestinians and Israelis.

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AFL-CIO in motion after history-making convention

Unionists and their allies are wasting no time carrying out the decisions of what was a trail-blazing convention.

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Iraqi union leader: "War not over for our workers"

Hassan Juma'a Awad, president of the Iraq Federation of Oil Unions, was a guest at the AFL-CIO's convention where he spoke at an event organized by U.S. Labor Against the War.

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International groups to Iran’s new president: End trade union repression

CODIR's call for action has brought together major UK trade unions.

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Canada’s conservative government presses anti-union bill

The right-wing Conservative government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has launched yet another assault on working people in Canada.

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Union leaders question proposed U.S.-Europe ‘free trade’ pact

Union leaders from the U.S. and Europe are questioning the value and safeguards for workers in a proposed "free trade" pact between the world's two largest trading areas.

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Race to the bottom for sweatshop workers

Minimum wage workers, earning $74 a month were beaten by riot police for a protest demanding a $14 a month raise.

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Iraqi unions still repressed

Nine years after the Bush government invaded Iraq and overthrew  Saddam Hussein, Iraqi unions are still repressed and toiling under the former ruler's labor law, a U.S. unionist who recently toured there says.

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AFL-CIO: Penalize Bangladesh until it protects workers

The AFL-CIO is demanding the U.S. government yank trade preferences from Bangladesh until that South Asian nation really shows a commitment to protecting its workers.

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Mexican union leader: Corruption stripping workers of their dignity

 

The president of Mexico's National Union of Miners, Metalworkers and Steelworkers, known as Los Mineros, reveals the government and business rot in detail.


 

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