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“Barbechas”: Protectors of the Environment in Tunisia

“Barbechas” of Tunisia are some of the most underrated workers in the country. Though their work is difficult and precarious, it is important as it helps protect the environment from plastic waste. The term “barbechas” refers to people in Tunisia…

There Is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation

Conservatives and corporate employers are weaving an insidious web of myths, lies and exaggerations to justify maintaining low-wage jobs. By Sonali Kolhatkar For the past few months, Republicans have been waging a ferocious political battle to end federal unemployment benefits,…

The Great Divorce of the Century

The COVID pandemic has pushed the close-knit relationship between work and money towards a bitter divorce. Millions lost their jobs and their money, some kept their jobs and their money, and others goteven more money without doing much. This situation didn’t start with the pandemic, but…

Give Thanks to the Workers and Food to the Hungry

Lines. Lines at food pantries stretch block after block through urban neighborhoods. In suburban and rural America, lines of cars are miles long, as people suffering from hunger and food insecurity, many for the first time, wait hours for a…

This Labor Day, Honor Essential Workers and Remember Those Who Died

From windows and rooftops through the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions around the world cheered essential workers on the frontlines who daily risked contracting this highly contagious disease. Janitors, grocery store workers, drivers, warehouse workers, letter carriers, food…

Canadian workers affected by COVID-19 will received $2000 per month

“The Canada emergency response benefit provides $2,000 per month for the next four months for workers who lose their income as a result of COVID-19,” said Prime minister Justin Trudeau. (Global and Mail) Almost one million Canadians joined the unemployment…

The Centrality of the Meek of the World: Reflections on a Speech by Former President Lula

By Leonardo Boff This reflection is motivated by the speech of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the closing of the opening ceremonies of the 6th National Gathering of Brazil’s Worker’s Party, PT,(from the Portuguese, Partido dos Trabalhadores,…

Peruvian trade unions challenge union busting law

On Friday, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) responded to a trade complaint filed last summer by ILRF and Peruvian trade unions to challenge the NTEP law and other abuses. DOL released a report that confirms what we’ve known for…

Gaza trade union opens Latin America Office in the city of Che Guevara

Gaza Trade Union Opens Latin America Office in the city of Che Guevara The office aims to promote solidarity networks between workers from Gaza and Latin America. Argentine workers celebrated the opening of a Latin American Office of the General Federation of…

China tells Israel ‘don’t send workers to settlements’

China has demanded that the Israeli government should sign a bilateral labour cooperation agreement so that Chinese construction workers sent to Israel are not employed in settlements in the occupied West Bank, Haaretz newspaper revealed on Sunday. The newspaper pointed…