Labor News


Dock, maritime workers making significant unity moves

In the latest effort to strengthen labor's hand in the global economy, West Coast dockworkers this month welcomed pilots at the Panama Canal into their union. And longshore unions on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts are forging new ties.


UAW delegates vow to build mass movement

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers Special Bargaining Convention, held here last week, was like nothing this reporter has attended before: it was three days of preparing the union to do battle with Republicans and Wall Street.


UAW special convention: “Fight for every worker in America”

DETROIT - Addressing 1,200 union activists, United Auto Workers President Bob King called for a return to the social consciousness of the union's founders.


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.


Unions differ on Korea trade pact

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers support for the U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement has received a lot of "ink" in recent days as other unions have criticized the deal.


UAW: Korean workers’ fight is our fight

The movement for global justice got a big lift this week, when the Hyundai Motor Co. found out its unjust treatment of autoworkers in South Korea will not go unnoticed in the U.S.


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.


In Vancouver, global labor rallies for jobs

SLIDESHOW: International unions rally for a global job creation agenda and a just economy for workers.


World labor leaders: Reject dictatorship of markets

VANCOUVER, Canada - World labor leaders gathered here in the second congress of the International Trade Union Confederation are of one mind in rejecting the "Washington consensus."


“Courage and solidarity” wins it for Rio Tinto miners

The recent victory of workers at Rio Tinto's huge mine in the small town of Boron, tucked away in southern California's high desert, is a textbook case of how to win against a giant transnational corporation.

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