In Panama they call longshore pay "hunger wages." Workers' families live below the government's own poverty line, and some families literally go hungry.
Continuing what is a Seafarers tradition, the Seafarer-crewed MV Liberty Grace rescued 231 refugees from Syria's civil war.
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.
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.
For workers in Colombia, providing bouquets for vases has meant increasing hours with falling pay, growing health problems, and human rights violations.
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.
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.
Today in labor history, on May 16, 1943, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising comes to an end as Nazi soldiers gain control of Warsaw, Poland's Jewish ghetto, blowing up the last remaining synagogue and beginning the mass deportation of the ghetto's remaining dwellers to the Treblinka extermination camp.
"I saw many of my co-workers, trapped like a sandwich, one upon the other. It's true that I survived, but I saw many of my co-workers die."
CODIR says it regards the current period as an important opportunity to put effective pressure on the government of President Hassan Rouhani.