Labor News

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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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Steelworkers warn Congress: Don't back trade that hurts workers

The Steelworkers have laid out, again, a detailed case against all three pending "free trade" agreements - with Colombia, Panama and South Korea - circulating on Capitol Hill.

Obama: No trade deals without help for workers

The Obama administration tells congressional Republicans, biggest backers of so-called "free trade" treaties, they must restore trade aid for workers who lost their jobs to imports.

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Union sees AT&T buyout of T-Mobile as good for workers

AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile could open the way for unionization of the thousands of T-Mobile workers who have been denied a voice on the job.

European unions set to march for “Robin Hood taxes”

Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.

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N.Y. transit union pickets UPS, backs Turkish workers

New York City union members converged outside United Parcel Service's midtown Manhattan office Sept. 1 for an informational picket line on labor rights issues in Turkey.

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U.S. union members delivered jobs message in Copenhagen

Forty union members from the U.S. went to the climate change talks in Copenhagen to give world leaders the working class view on saving the planet.

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World AIDS Day: ‘Be faithful, be tested, be unionized’

In South Africa, a highly successful AIDS program is led by a union.

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French and U.S. labor fight plant closing in France

American union members joined workers from  the French union federationto demonstrate against Molex Inc in Lisle, Ill. Video included.

India's banks hit by strike

India's more than one million-strong unionized bank employees went on strike, Aug. 6, led by United Forum of Bank Unions or UFBU.

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