Labor News

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Today in Latino history: Slavery abolished in Cuba

Slavery was finally abolished in Cuba by Spanish royal decree that also made an indentured servitude system, known as "patronato," illegal.

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UAW on verge of breakthrough in South?

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.

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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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