Labor News

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AFL-CIO stands with Brazilian workers and democracy

The political crisis in Brazil has entered a stage likely to damage democracy in the country for years to come and have a negative impact on the entire region.

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Five top union leaders endorse Iran nuclear arms control pact

"Obama promised to choose diplomacy and engagement over conflict; by working to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran, he has helped to fulfill that pledge."

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Iraqi unions still repressed

Nine years after the Bush government invaded Iraq and overthrew  Saddam Hussein, Iraqi unions are still repressed and toiling under the former ruler's labor law, a U.S. unionist who recently toured there says.

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AFL-CIO: Penalize Bangladesh until it protects workers

The AFL-CIO is demanding the U.S. government yank trade preferences from Bangladesh until that South Asian nation really shows a commitment to protecting its workers.