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May 07, 2013
Workers Uniting Statement on Bangladesh
Workers Uniting shares the global reaction of horror and anger at the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh on April 24 which killed more than 700 workers – with nearly 1,000 still unaccounted for. This is only the latest in a series of fatal industrial ‘accidents’ in the global garment industry.
May 02, 2013
President Obama and labor rights in Mexico
As President Barack Obama prepares to travel to Mexico Thursday for a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto economic growth, immigration and security policies top the agenda. Yet one unmentioned theme – Mexico’s dismal labor rights record – has important consequences for all three of these policy areas.
April 30, 2013
Mexican Union Leader Vindicated in Court, Launches New Book
Fresh from a series of resounding legal victories, Mexican mine workers leader Napoleón Gómez has written a book that exposes the Mexican government’s seven-year campaign to destroy democratic unions and drive down workers’ wages. Gómez won the AFL-CIO’s Meany-Kirkland Human Rights Award in 2011.
April 11, 2013
USW Commends Guatemala Labor Action Plan on Violations
Leo W. Gerard, International President for the United Steelworkers (USW), released this statement on today’s announcement by the Obama Administration that a ‘Labor Action Plan’ has been agreed to by the Guatemalan government to address complaints made by the AFL-CIO and six Guatemalan unions five years ago.
March 14, 2013
Creator of the 47% Tape Shines ‘a little bit of light’ on a Labor Rights Activist
During his exclusive interview with The Ed Show’s Ed Schultz, the man behind the game-changing “47% tape” paused to acknowledge someone who he said has been standing up for workers across the world for the past 20 years.
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July 20, 2011
Keep UK rail manufacturing on track petition
1,400 workers at Bombardier in Derby could lose their jobs because the government is set to award a contract to build new trains to a rival company, meaning most of the work will be done in Germany.
July 18, 2011
Korea: Stop police assault on Hanjin workers, free jailed trade unionists
Armed with water cannons and liquid tear gas, police fired on 10,000 Korean workers and their families marching to a Hanjin Heavy Industries shipyard on July 9-10 in an effort to squash growing support for laid off workers and members of the Korean Metal Worker' Federation protesting mass-dismissals (in breach of a job security agreement) since December 2010.
June 23, 2011
Colombia: Tell Vale no more union busting
As if it wasn’t hard enough for unions to operate in Colombia, now Vale wants to make it harder. Workers at global giant Vale’s El Hatillo coal mine in Colombia recently organized with the union SINTRAMIENERGETICA and presented modest bargaining demands. Rather than negotiate, Vale has attempted to dictate the process by which the union formulates its demands.
June 23, 2011
Ask Wal-Mart to Stop Sexual Abuses in Its Supplier in Jordan
We are horrified and deeply outraged that scores of young women guest workers from Sri Lanka are being sexually abused and repeatedly raped while sewing clothing for Wal-Mart at your supplier factory, Classic Fashion, in Jordan.
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August 16, 2011
2011 USW Convention Reception
Photography by: Steven Dietz, August 14, 2011, Las Vegas, NV
August 14, 2011
Workers Uniting and USW Steering Convention Meeting
Photography by: Steven Dietz,
August 13, 2011,
Las Vegas, NV
May 20, 2011
Lazaro Cardenas Event
Los Mineros joined by Steelworkers from Districts 1 and 7 on the march in Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico Lazaro Cardenas on April 20, 2011.