The Journal of Commerce reports:
International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett has [...]
Excerpts from International Business Times:
Even if ILA members approve the master contract, it only goes into effect if local contract issues specific to individual ports are resolved, issues that include work rules and pensions. None of the local negotiations are as challenging as those of the Port of New York and New Jersey, where [...]
From the Alliance for Global Justice:
The Solidarity Center office in Bogotá has received an unusually large two-year grant of $3 million for its operations in the Andean Region.
The scope and dimensions of the grant are not fully known, nor the exact programs to which it will be applied.
However, given the history [...]
Two months after a free-trade agreement between the United States and Colombia went into effect, workers and activists are warning that U.S.-stipulated labour reforms have not been fully implemented and have yet to result in promised improvements in the lives of workers.
“We ask President (Barack) Obama to push for more guarantees for Colombian workers,” [...]
From the Alliance for Global Justice:
The Solidarity Center has some good and helpful programs and some that are at least more or less benign. But these good programs can act to hide a more fundamental purpose to infiltrate and influence the labor movements of other countries and to provide a channel of interference in [...]
Excerpts from In These Times, March 15:
Last May, AFL-CIO President Trumka declared labor’s political independence by pledging to use the power of Super PACS to reach out to nonunion voters and build labor’s own political organization and message outside of the Democratic Party. Yesterday, the leaders of the labor federation unanimously endorsed President Obama [...]
On Tuesday President Obama signed a bill that will make it harder for workers to form a union. This bill, the FAA Reauthorization Act, passed Congress last week despite an outcry from major unions. Dozens of House Democrats voted for it, as did most Democratic senators.
To appreciate what that means, try to [...]
It’s important to note that progress has been made since the passage of this resolution, and the solidarity from labor unions around the world continues to be strong. On January 11, Plumbers and Fitters Local 393 in San Jose, CA, adopted the following resolution by unanimous vote:
Condemn Use of U.S. Military to [...]
From the South Bay Labor Council:
At a time when economic inequality has reached record levels and unions face existential threats, you would think the Labor movement would refrain from eating its own, but no.
In a recent article in the online newsletter Counterpunch, “long time unionist” Alberto Ruiz attacks the AFL-CIO sponsored Solidarity Center, [...]
The following letter of solidarity comes from Dave Nolan, Executive Vice President of MEBA District No. 1-PCD.
The Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA AFL-CIO) stands in solidarity with the brothers and sisters of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in their struggle to exercise their rights in the Port of Longview, Washington. Approximately 135 [...]
A new agreement covering 420 pharmaceutical workers at the Bayer HealthCare plant in Berkeley, California has been reached following two months of difficult negotiations. The proposal includes better job security measures, controls on health care insurance costs, and annual raises of more than 3% during four-year contract. The proposed agreement is subject to a membership [...]
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