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U.S. and Korea implement free trade agreement

The United States and South Korea mark the beginning of their free trade pact; labor and farmers remain opposed to deal as too procorporate.

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U.S. ally Qatar propped up by exploited immigrant workers

Qatar is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, yet the majority of its population are immigrant workers who are harshly exploited with few rights.

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Flower workers: giving Valentine's Day new meaning

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.

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U.S. steelworkers campaign to free Colombian political prisoners

"We are working in close conjunction with Justice for Colombia in Great Britain on the political prisoners campaign," says USW Senior Counsel Dan Kovalik.

Latin American labor making gains

Some 80 participants attended from the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Uruguay.

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UK: 2 million strike to save their pensions

Tory attempts to belittle public-sector industrial action rang pathetically hollow.

In Britain too, public workers under fire

Chancellor George Osborne careened ahead with disastrous economic policies as he launched a vicious new attack on public-sector workers.

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General strike shuts down Portugal

A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.

Union leaders to G20: World must focus recovery on workers, jobs

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.

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Freeport strikers in Indonesia confront titanic forces

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.

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