When legislation to grant permanent normal trading relations for China comes to a vote in the U.S. Senate, Minnesota's Paul Wellstone will introduce amendments tying approval to improved labor rights both in China and the United States.
Actors on strike against the advertising industry since May 1 say they've been the subject of a nationwide media blackout. The 1,300 Twin Cities members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild have received some local media coverage, noted Mark Bradley, president of the Twin Cities local. But nationally, the walkout by some 140,000 actors has been virtually ignored
Workers are organizing through unions and other organizations to improve their lives. Union representation provides a voice on the job and the opportunity to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.