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Five years after Haiti quake, workers still struggle

In recent discussions with export apparel workers in Port-au-Prince, the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center found that workers pay half their daily wage on two daily meals.

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Unity worth the effort at world Communist meeting

The 16th Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties was hosted with elegant patience by the Communist Party of Ecuador. 

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Police snatch body of Korean Samsung worker

A leader of a new union at Samsung in South Korea named Yeom Ho-seok took his own life to protest the vicious anti-union policies of the company.

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Unions organize historic event on Cyprus

The big event was held in the capital city of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and attracted a massive turnout from the populace, especially labor.

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Turkish unions, charging "murders," stage national strike over mine disaster

"The horrific news coming from the coal mine near Soma is a punch in the gut for every coal miner everywhere in the world."

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TPP trade talks draw foes on both sides of Pacific

Twitter carried pictures of protesting Asian workers and news reports said the Obama-Abe bargaining in Japan would probably not result in approval of the trade pact.

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Activists push for release of jailed trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani

He was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges widely levelled against trade unionists.

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Colombian court turns down political prisoner Liliany Obando's appeal

Obando is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. A week before her arrest, she issued a report documenting the murders of 1500 FENSUAGRO union members. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers' union.

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Greek unions hold 24-hour general strike against austerity

Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.

 

 

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Unions, small farmers mobilize in Paraguay under U.S. eye

Paraguayan labor federations and small farmer organizations launched a general strike on March 26. Some 90 percent of workers in Asuncion honored the strike.

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