October

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Pope Francis, the Bishop of Bling, CEOs, and Leo Gerard

American CEOs and boards of directors should take note of Pope Francis' recent suspension of the "Bishop of Bling."

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U.S. diplomats not pushing Colombia on workers’ rights

Overburdened U.S. diplomats are not pushing the Colombian government to live up to its written commitments on workers' rights and other rights that Colombia agreed to fulfill.

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International unions demand freedom for top Colombian labor

International union organizations are joining a drive to free top Colombian labor leader Huber Ballesteros "without delay."

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Today in Latino History: Cuba declares independence from Spain

The revolt was led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.  Céspedes, himself a plantation owner, freed his slaves and invited them to join the rebellion.

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Report: Nissan in Mississippi is violating international labor law

The company is in violation of the standards on freedom of association, the report notes, because of Nissan's "aggressive interference" with workers attempting to exercise their fundamental right to organize a union.

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Today in Latino history: Slavery abolished in Cuba

Slavery was finally abolished in Cuba by Spanish royal decree that also made an indentured servitude system, known as "patronato," illegal.

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UAW on verge of breakthrough in South?

There are now so many auto workers in the South that one Southern U.S. GOP senator recently claimed his region is now the center of the U.S. auto industry.

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Palestinian union leader seeks support from U.S. unions

Labor leader Mahmoud Abu Odeh is hoping American trade unionists will help Palestinian workers achieve basic rights. He says it is a question of human needs shared by Americans, Palestinians and Israelis.