Steelworkers Vice President Gary Beevers hopes the record fine and criminal charge pleas by British Petroleum will finally force the oil industry to take safety seriously.
The same weekend as U.S. Walmart workers went on a Black Friday strike 112 garment workers were killed in a fire in Bangladesh.
Mexico has had, on paper, progressive labor laws. However, workers have trouble defending their interests even where there is a union.
Unionists and their allies protested at the Sept. 9 start of the latest round of talks on a planned Trans-Pacific Pact.
One year after the controversial U.S.-Colombian "free trade agreement", workers' rights have improved on paper, but very little on the ground.
Philippe Varin's decision to cut 8,000 jobs and close a factory in France has rightly provoked shock and outrage.
New evidence shows how workers' rights have been eroded by governments between 2008 and 2012 under the guise of the economic crisis.
The accusations, which workers have leveled at the giant range from desecration of the important archeological site of Teotihuacan to the introduction of genetically-modified foods.
The AFL-CIO described it as "deeply disappointing and troubling."
Labor has taken its campaign against Alabama's racist, anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant law international.