The executive council praised the role workers and independent trade unions are playing in the popular mobilizations against corrupt, oppressive regimes.
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.
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.
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.
Next in the "rising tide of world labor protest" file comes the September 29 labor actions in Europe.
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.
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.
In South Africa, a highly successful AIDS program is led by a union.
American union members joined workers from the French union federationto demonstrate against Molex Inc in Lisle, Ill. Video included.
India's more than one million-strong unionized bank employees went on strike, Aug. 6, led by United Forum of Bank Unions or UFBU.