UAW President Bob King, and actor Danny Glover are in Johannesburg where that country's Metalworkers union has come out fighting for the right of 5,000 Mississippi Nissan workers to organize a union.
With the 10th anniversary of the Congress Hotel strike approaching, Unite Here Local 1, the union representing Chicago's hospitality workers, announced the end of strike on May 29.
A group of more than 100 Walmart workers from stores in Northern California, Miami, Boston, Denver and elsewhere started an extended strike on Memorial Day against the retail mega-monster.
Minimum wage workers, earning $74 a month were beaten by riot police for a protest demanding a $14 a month raise.
The strike was precipitated when city workers were summarily fired after attempting to form a union.
"The right-wingers are out to destroy unions because we are the only line of defense workers have. Without unions, nobody is there to stop the corporate power-grab!"
Nine years after the Bush government invaded Iraq and overthrew Saddam Hussein, Iraqi unions are still repressed and toiling under the former ruler's labor law, a U.S. unionist who recently toured there says.
After decades of displacement, war and poverty, workers in Colombia face the possibility of a better life.