The labor action plan for workers' rights added to the controversial U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement is failing, say a Colombian senator and union leaders.
Tunisia's union confederation called off the first planned nationwide general strike in 35 years at the last minute after the government yielded in talks with union leaders.
Responding to the imprisonment of Colombian human rights activist David Ravelo, members of the North American Committee for the Defense of David Ravelo were in Colombia on Ravelo's behalf.
A trade unionist imprisoned by the Iranian authorities is now into his second week of hunger strike to protest against mistreatment by prison officials.
On December 11, 1905, in support of the worker uprising and general strike in Moscow, the Council of Workers' Deputies of Kiev decided to stage a mass uprising against oppressive czarist rule.
Egypt's independent unions and their confederation are extremely upset by present Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's labor takeover plan.
Mexico, the large U.S. trading partner and southern neighbor, is on a path of "low-wage development," including weakening its labor law and oppressing independent unions.
While actions took place in U.S. supporting Walmart workers, 112 garment workers in Bangladesh were killed in a factory fire as they reportedly worked overtime for American clothing retailers, including Walmart.
A plan to gut labor protections has spurred unrest in Mexico's streets.
Blanca Velasquez left the country this month and suspended a two-year legal battle she has had with the government, according to the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center.