Labor News


Free trade pact yields few gains for Colombian workers

One year after the controversial U.S.-Colombian "free trade agreement", workers' rights have improved on paper, but very little on the ground.

Peugeot to sacrifice workers for profit

Philippe Varin's decision to cut 8,000 jobs and close a factory in France has rightly provoked shock and outrage.


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.


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.


Unions: Colombia trade deal stinks

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


Labor exposes Alabama law to world scrutiny

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


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.

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