CODIR's call for action has brought together major UK trade unions.
On August 7, 1919, the Republic of the Councils of Hungary in Budapest was crushed by foreign reactionaries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May Day demonstrations here and across the nation today are part of global demonstrations involving tens of millions on every continent.
Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.
When fire broke out the supervisors told the female employees to return to work but smoke soon filled the factory.