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Labour Last Updated: May 25, 2016 - 8:22:20 AM


Labour
Unions Split as Bitter U.S. Campaign Exposes Divergent Agendas
The split amid an unexpectedly contentious Democratic primary season has exposed contrasting agendas in organized labor. Trade unionists are exercised by international deals, which they blame for the loss of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs. Service workers less affected by globalization advocate collective-bargaining rights and wage protection.          

May 25, 2016 - 8:21:30 AM

Labour
The Verizon Strike Is Not Just About Wages. It Is About Power and Domination Over Workers.
Bruce* has worked construction for Verizon for nearly thirty years and he is on strike

May 22, 2016 - 5:16:44 AM

Labour
Strikes and protests mount against French labour law
As strikes and protests mount across France, social opposition to the unpopular labour reform imposed last week by Socialist party government without a parliamentary vote by using article 49.3 of the French constitution last week, is escalating. The pro-business law allow unions and bosses to negotiate contracts violating France’s Labour Code, lengthen the work week, facilitate mass sackings, and undermine job security for young new hires.

May 20, 2016 - 7:26:53 AM

Labour
Settlement reached for state oil workers in Ivory Coast
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate SYNTEPCI has negotiated a strong settlement for 50 workers laid off by state-owned oil company Petroci in January.

May 18, 2016 - 2:02:58 PM

Labour
The Bitter Consequences of Corporate American War on Unions
"Workers clearly get the message that they if they want to keep their job, they need to endure what happens inside the plant — or, in the words of many, 'allí está la puerta' ('there’s the door')." This sense of helplessness is felt across many industries and is largely the result of a ruthless, decades-long effort by highly class-conscious elites to dismantle unions and undercut potential threats to the accumulation of profit.

May 18, 2016 - 1:53:59 PM

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