Egypt's independent unions and their confederation are extremely upset by present Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's labor takeover plan.
Mexico, the large U.S. trading partner and southern neighbor, is on a path of "low-wage development," including weakening its labor law and oppressing independent unions.
While actions took place in U.S. supporting Walmart workers, 112 garment workers in Bangladesh were killed in a factory fire as they reportedly worked overtime for American clothing retailers, including Walmart.
A plan to gut labor protections has spurred unrest in Mexico's streets.
Blanca Velasquez left the country this month and suspended a two-year legal battle she has had with the government, according to the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center.
The Labor Department, Colombia and the ILO signed another agreement to protect workers' rights, even as a hunger strike by Colombian workers continued.
Due to my trade union activities, I was arrested and incarcerated. I was brutally attacked and beaten during my arrest, and severely afflicted, physically and psychologically.
The squeeze on incomes for the 99% comes as the flow of euro-millions to Germany's 1% has been getting considerably more generous over the same period.
A last minute push by the Committee for the Defense of Iranian People's Rights to prevent the execution of Iranian teacher Abdolreza Ghanbari is in full gear today.
The reforms will mean the next generation of Spaniards will be completely deprived of permanent work - a throw-back to the 19th century.