The revolt was led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes. Céspedes, himself a plantation owner, freed his slaves and invited them to join the rebellion.
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.
Slavery was finally abolished in Cuba by Spanish royal decree that also made an indentured servitude system, known as "patronato," illegal.
There are now so many auto workers in the South that one Southern U.S. GOP senator recently claimed his region is now the center of the U.S. auto industry.
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.
Unionists and their allies are wasting no time carrying out the decisions of what was a trail-blazing convention.
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.
CODIR's call for action has brought together major UK trade unions.
The right-wing Conservative government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has launched yet another assault on working people in Canada.
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.