Labor News


Trumka on opposing Pacific Trade Pact: “It’s not just us"

Trumka says a wide-ranging coalition has already formed and is growing, to stop the scheme.


Steelworkers become first union to back Iran nuclear curbs deal

"The USW supports the Iran deal because it would enhance national and global security as well as benefit the U.S. economy."


Canada's prime minister jams anti-union law through Parliament

"Unions are far more democratic, transparent, and accountable to their members than this prime minister and his government are to taxpayers."


To raise wages in Panama, dockers join a U.S. union

In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.


Seafarers rescue Syrian war refugees in the Mediterranean sea

Continuing what is a Seafarers tradition, the Seafarer-crewed MV Liberty Grace rescued 231 refugees from Syria's civil war.


Massive labor actions rock Italy

On Friday, Italy, the land of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Antonio Gramsci, and the home of the Vatican, came to a halt. Scopero! Strike! was the word of the day.


Teamsters, human rights groups demand justice for Gilberto Soto

The Teamsters and 14 human rights groups bought a full-page ad about Soto's case in El Salvador's largest paper, La Prensa Grafica.



Organizers in Colombia’s flower industry: These roses have thorns!

For workers in Colombia, providing bouquets for vases has meant increasing hours with falling pay, growing health problems, and human rights violations.


Migrant workers “shouldn’t have to be tortured to have work”

Three times each month, women across Bangladesh gather to learn all they can about the only means by which they can support their families: migrating to another country for work.


Outrage over plea bargain in burning death of lab worker

A plea-bargained small settlement in the case of a CWA worker who burned to death in an unsafe college chemical laboratory has outraged both her family and her union.

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