December

THIS WEEK IN LABOR

Human Rights Day: Dec. 10 Mr. Grinch, you’re a mean one Wal-Mart employees association Solidarity with Australia Hold the tomato Movement grows to de-privatize health care

AFL-CIO clears way for solidarity charters

WASHINGTON — Some details remain to be settled, but the AFL-CIO announced Nov. 16 that it will begin issuing “solidarity charters” to locals whose international unions recently disaffiliated from the AFL-CIO and joined the Change to Win Federation.

Auto workers hit with one-two punch

DETROIT (PAI) — United Auto Workers members were hit with a one-two punch in late November as bankrupt Delphi Auto Parts disclosed its latest wage proposals — which would put its lowest-paid workers’ wages slightly above Wal-Mart’s average — while GM proposed shutting plants and cutting 30,000 jobs by 2007-2008.