The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.
The London conference discussed participation by rank and file delegations of activists in each other's education, rapid response, health and safety, civil rights, and women's conferences.
The first Mexican trucking firm given tentative approval to have its trucks roll over all U.S. roads has flunked.
Air Canada is the world's ninth largest passenger airline and was an independent government-owned enterprise until its privatization in the 1980s.
The executive council praised the role workers and independent trade unions are playing in the popular mobilizations against corrupt, oppressive regimes.
The Steelworkers have laid out, again, a detailed case against all three pending "free trade" agreements - with Colombia, Panama and South Korea - circulating on Capitol Hill.
The Obama administration tells congressional Republicans, biggest backers of so-called "free trade" treaties, they must restore trade aid for workers who lost their jobs to imports.
AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile could open the way for unionization of the thousands of T-Mobile workers who have been denied a voice on the job.
Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.
New York City union members converged outside United Parcel Service's midtown Manhattan office Sept. 1 for an informational picket line on labor rights issues in Turkey.