Labor News

Urge to lawmakers: Use Trans-Pacific trade pact to favor workers

The AFL-CIO is urging Congress and the Obama administration to use negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Pact to redo U.S. trade policy to support workers.

U.S. nurses backed general strike in U.K.

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.

"Time to challenge basic assumptions," says Trumka

Americans must challenge and rethink three basic assumptions that have guided the country and the economy for the last 30 years and run both into the ditch, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.

Unionists lobby vs. trade pacts

Unionists face uphill odds in battling against so-called U.S. "free trade" pacts with South Korea, Panama and Colombia.

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Texas jobs vigil slams “free trade” pacts

Labor activists are blasting the GOP "free trade" proposals to cut public workers' jobs and to lessen unemployment benefits.

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Colombian labor leader seeks trade pact delay

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Congress should delay the proposed U.S.-Colombia "free trade" agreement until a key Colombian law that leads to workers' oppression changes and law enforcement there improves, a top Colombian union leader says.

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U.S. files labor rights complaint against Guatemala

The complaint, filed last week, is the first time the U.S. has pursued a labor rights case against a free-trade partner.

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Message to my fellow workers: China-bashing is a bad idea

My union, the IAM, calls for a national industrial policy and massive investment in infrastructure - something China has actually done, not just talked about.