Trade Unions

15.12.2018

Overtime Act sparks series of intense anti-Orbán protests in Hungary

Today will see the third consecutive day of anti-government protests in Budapest. People are  expressing their anger on the street over the… »

04.12.2018

ITUC World Congress: A fractured world needs strong unions

ITUC World Congress: A fractured world needs strong unions

The World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation is taking place this week in Denmark, and we publish here their press statement calling for strong unions and a drastic reduction in military spending. The ITUC World Congress in Copenhagen, taking place between the 2nd and 7th of December, has… »

06.08.2017

The Epic Failure of Labor Leadership In The United States, 1980-2017 And Continuing

The Epic Failure of Labor Leadership In The United States, 1980-2017 And Continuing

By Kim Scipes The US labor movement is in terrible shape; in 2016, union membership was only 6.4 percent of workers in the private sector, and 34.4 percent of the public sector, giving an overall percentage of 10.7 percent.[1](It had been 33.4 percent in 1954.)  But, worse than… »

14.05.2017

Norwegian Trade Unions endorse boycott of Israel

Norwegian Trade Unions endorse boycott of Israel

On May 12, 2017, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), representing close to one million workers, endorsed a full boycott of Israel to achieve Palestinian rights under international law. LO is the largest and most influential umbrella organization of labor unions in Norway. Commenting on this significant BDS victory… »

07.05.2015

USA: black Labor, against wars at home and abroad

USA: black Labor,  against wars at home and abroad

Black Labor, Baltimore Protests link the struggles against wars at home and abroad. An important part of the changing face of the antiwar and social justice  movements is labor, which has stepped forward dramatically.  At the UNAC conference this year there will be several important labor leaders including Clarence Thomas… »

20.03.2014

More trade unions oppose TTIP (EU-US Free Trade Agreement)

More trade unions oppose TTIP (EU-US Free Trade Agreement)

Original article Keep Our NHS Public OXFORDSHIRE March 10-14th saw the latest round of the EU-US free trade negotiations in Brussels. The industry’s 50 leading CEO’s, known collectively as the European Roundtable of Industrialists, proclaimed it their responsibility to ensure the deal was passed ‘with as little… »

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