Colombian workers - mostly female - who cut and ship flowers must endure substandard pay and conditions, reports the AFL-CIO. This holiday would provide an excellent opportunity to show support for them.
"We are working in close conjunction with Justice for Colombia in Great Britain on the political prisoners campaign," says USW Senior Counsel Dan Kovalik.
Some 80 participants attended from the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Tory attempts to belittle public-sector industrial action rang pathetically hollow.
Chancellor George Osborne careened ahead with disastrous economic policies as he launched a vicious new attack on public-sector workers.
A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.
World leaders must pivot and focus the international economy - and its recovery - on getting workers into jobs, union leaders will tell international leaders meeting in Cannes, France.
The mineworkers, belonging to the Confederation of All-Indonesian Workers Labor Union launched a weeklong strike in July. The union extended the strike set for a month to mid November.
The Mexican Electrical Workers' Union scored a victory last week when the government agreed to recognize its leadership and release frozen union funds.
Flight attendants at Canada's largest airline overwhelmingly endorsed strike action on Sept 13 with results of the 10-day vote showing 5,175 ballots favoring a walkout.