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International groups to Iran’s new president: End trade union repression

CODIR's call for action has brought together major UK trade unions.

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Today in labor history: Workers’ rule crushed in Hungary

On August 7, 1919, the Republic of the Councils of Hungary in Budapest was crushed by foreign reactionaries.

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Unions call Walmart’s Bangladesh safety pact “weak and worthless”

The pact was negotiated behind closed doors with a D.C. think tank partially funded by Walmart, without any input from workers or unions, here or in Bangladesh.

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Trumka says a worldwide New Deal is needed

Europe's present experience, past world history, and U.S. federal budget cutting show that "austerity doesn't work" as a way to pull the U.S. and the world out of the Great Recession.

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U.S. threatens to yank trade preferences for Bangladesh

 The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh has forced the Obama administration to decide by the end of this month whether to yank trade preferences for the country.


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Today in labor history: Rosie the Riveter dies at 77

Rose Will Monroe, who became famous as "Rosie the Riveter," died on May 31, 1997. During World War II, Monroe went to work in the aircraft industry as a riveter making parts for military airplanes.

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Today in labor history: Big Bill Haywood tried for murder

On this day in 1907, union organizer Big Bill Haywood went on trial accused of an explosion that resulted in the death of Frank Steunenberg.

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May Day 2013: Workers march all over the world

May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.

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Another Bangladesh factory collapse: Hundreds of casualties

Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.

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Sumi Abedin, survivor of Bangladesh factory fire, tours U.S. (with video)

When fire broke out the supervisors told the female employees to return to work but smoke soon filled the factory.

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