Workers around the world face the same challenges: transnational employers who move jobs at will; new technologies that constantly change the workplace; pressure to work harder and faster. In this section, we document the many ways that workers and unions are resisting this race to the bottom and building international solidarity.
Calling employer abuse of federal visa programs for foreign workers "intolerable," the AFL-CIO is demanding that Congress reform the programs and increase federal regulation of companies that use them.
Delegates to the Minnesota AFL-CIO convention passed two strongly worded resolutions putting the labor movement firmly in front of the effort to support immigrants and challenge the Bush administration?s attack on civil liberties.
An information fair on a health care tax credit for Minnesota workers dislocated by international trade shifts will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, at the St. Paul Armory, 600 Cedar Street, St. Paul.
The United Steelworkers of America condemned a World Trade Organization ruling against emergency steel tariffs as ?the latest example of unelected trade bureaucrats undermining national sovereignty and long-established safeguard provisions of global trade agreements." The decision is another setback for Minnesota's troubled taconite industry.
US Labor Against the War, a network of labor organizations formed in opposition to the war in Iraq, released a report that profiles the labor, human rights, environmental, business and social records of 18 U.S. corporations granted contracts to participate in the reconstruction of Iraq.
Child trafficking is one of the worst forms of child labor. Affecting 1.2 million children worldwide, it is the movement of children from place to place - through force, coercion or deception - into situations involving their economic and sexual exploitation. Worldwide, the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12 is bringing new attention to the campaign against child trafficking.