Labor News

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Unions launch global inquiry into attacks on workers’ rights

New evidence shows how workers' rights have been eroded by governments between 2008 and 2012 under the guise of the economic crisis.

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Reverberations of Mexico Walmart scandal

The accusations, which workers have leveled at the giant range from desecration of the important archeological site of Teotihuacan to the introduction of genetically-modified foods.

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Unions: Colombia trade deal stinks

The AFL-CIO described it as "deeply disappointing and troubling."

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Labor exposes Alabama law to world scrutiny

Labor has taken its campaign against Alabama's racist, anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant law international.

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UK's labor leader Bob Crow builds solidarity at the Left Labor Project

We believe the trade union movement is not just about what wages or what contract you get but about the social side: Decent transportation, affordable housing, a decent welfare state.

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.

Steelworkers, top British union, hold joint Congress

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.

First Mexican trucking firm allowed over all U.S. roads flunks

The first Mexican trucking firm given tentative approval to have its trucks roll over all U.S. roads has flunked.

For Air Canada workers, tentative pact in tough conditions

Air Canada is the world's ninth largest passenger airline and was an independent government-owned enterprise until its privatization in the 1980s.

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AFL-CIO backs "people's movement" in Middle East

The executive council praised the role workers and independent trade unions are playing in the popular mobilizations against corrupt, oppressive regimes.

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