A long-awaited and controversial trade pact between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea came into effect on March 15.
The United States and South Korea mark the beginning of their free trade pact; labor and farmers remain opposed to deal as too procorporate.
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.
Colombian workers - mostly female - who cut and ship flowers must endure substandard pay and conditions, reports the AFL-CIO. This holiday would provide an excellent opportunity to show support for them.
"We are working in close conjunction with Justice for Colombia in Great Britain on the political prisoners campaign," says USW Senior Counsel Dan Kovalik.
Some 80 participants attended from the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Tory attempts to belittle public-sector industrial action rang pathetically hollow.
Chancellor George Osborne careened ahead with disastrous economic policies as he launched a vicious new attack on public-sector workers.
A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.
World leaders must pivot and focus the international economy - and its recovery - on getting workers into jobs, union leaders will tell international leaders meeting in Cannes, France.