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Mexico's labor law reform sparks massive protests

A plan to gut labor protections has spurred unrest in Mexico's streets.


Under death threats, Mexican labor leader leaves country

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.


New rights pact signed as Colombia hunger strike continues

The Labor Department, Colombia and the ILO signed another agreement to protect workers' rights, even as a hunger strike by Colombian workers continued.


Iranian union leader calls for workers' solidarity

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.


Who gets the big pay raises, Germany’s workers or CEOs?

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.


Pressure builds to stop execution in Iran

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.


Spaniards in mega-strike over labor reforms

The reforms will mean the next generation of Spaniards will be completely deprived of permanent work - a throw-back to the 19th century.


U.S. and Korea implement free trade agreement

A long-awaited and controversial trade pact between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea came into effect on March 15.


U.S. and Korea implement free trade agreement

The United States and South Korea mark the beginning of their free trade pact; labor and farmers remain opposed to deal as too procorporate.


U.S. ally Qatar propped up by exploited immigrant workers

Qatar is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, yet the majority of its population are immigrant workers who are harshly exploited with few rights.

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