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Grassroots and rank-and-file workers need to take control of the struggle for a real living Minimum Wage--- we can't rely on millionaire labor "leaders."

The movement for a real living Minimum Wage continues to run into snags---



Politicians, employers and unions have banded together in Seattle just like the Democrats, unions, foundation-funded outfits and church groups here in Minnesota joined with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce (the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party's "Business Caucus" or Summit Hill Club) to rob workers of a real living Minimum Wage that was promised in return for workers voting for these Democrats...…

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Added by Alan L. Maki on April 19, 2014 at 16:48 — No Comments

* Appeal for Solidarity with South African Miners

 
 
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Added by peter waterman on April 19, 2014 at 15:53 — No Comments

Ĉinio : pli ol 30.000 strikantaj laboristoj

Tradukinto: neniammilito@free.fr

La dungitoj de la uzino Yue Yuen en Ĉinio, kiu fabrikas ŝuojn por Nike kaj Adidas, rifuzas rekomenci la laboron pro siaj salajraj kondiĉoj.

La organizaĵo China Labor Watch, specialigita pri la sociaj movadoj de la ĉina industria sektoro, diskonigis serion da fotoj montrantaj…

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Added by Esperanto-tradukgrupo on April 18, 2014 at 18:06 — No Comments

+ Another Movement Inter/national Unions Should Support: Free Urban Transit

Free Transit:

Three Reasons It Is an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Michael Laxer

On January 1, 2013, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, became the largest city in the world to make mass transit free for its residents. While the effects of having done this are, of course, specific to the context of the city itself, it has shown that a major city can do it and…

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Added by peter waterman on April 18, 2014 at 16:53 — No Comments

China: Major Strike at One of World's Largest Shoemakers

4 of 39,715

Statement on large strike at the Yue Yuen shoe factory…

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Added by peter waterman on April 17, 2014 at 23:51 — No Comments

(PLF) WELCOMING ACFTU and ILO MOU to promote Trade Unions Coopration in the Asia Pacific Region

International Labour Organisation’s Bureau for Workers Activities  and the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding “to promote Trade unions South-South Cooperation in the Asia- Pacific region”.

(PLF) WELCOMING ACFTU  and ILO MOU to promote Trade Unions Coopration in the Asia Pacific Region

The ACFTU  has traditionally been  serving as a ‘bridge’ between workers and  the Chinese…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on April 15, 2014 at 23:40 — No Comments

UK Call for Occupy Parliament Square, 17.10.14

Peter sez:

I am sure UK - possibly event international - unions will be taking part. It will be interesting to see how many union banners and activists might be involved. All assuming, of course, that they are allowed to even enter this traditional site for UK social protest.

Now read on...

[WSF-Discuss] 17 October 2014 - London Calling…

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Added by peter waterman on April 14, 2014 at 23:27 — No Comments

PLF) Demanded to Recognized Rural & Agriculture Workers and home-based workers as Laborers

PLF) Demanded to Recognized Rural & Agriculture Workers  and home-based workers as Laborers

 Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General.Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson and Mr Asaf F Vardag President Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)  demanded that Rural & Agriculture, Home-Based and Domestic Workers should also be officially recognized as laborers and they should be allowed to farm their Trade Unions

They Said that Labour Department…

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Added by Atia Saleem on April 14, 2014 at 17:52 — No Comments

(PLF) Demanded to Recognized Rural & Agriculture Workers and home-based workers as Laborers

(PLF) Demanded to Recognized Rural & Agriculture Workers  and home-based workers as Laborers

 Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General.Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson and Mr Asaf F Vardag President Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF)  demanded that Rural & Agriculture, Home-Based and Domestic Workers should also be officially recognized as laborers and they should be allowed to farm their Trade Unions

They Said that Labour Department…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on April 14, 2014 at 17:49 — No Comments

Keynesian betrayal.

My thought for the day...



Does anyone see the pattern developing here?



All of a sudden Robert Reich comes out saying he is for a $15.00 an hour Minimum Wage while not so much as suggesting working class families are experiencing a "cost-of-living crisis."…



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Added by Alan L. Maki on April 14, 2014 at 16:37 — No Comments

Unions and Left Divided: 1) Ukraine

Peter sez:

This is the second of two such cases I have come across these days. The first will be posted if/when I can recover it. The point of so entitling the item is to make labour and left internationalism less of a simple kneejerk.

Much promotion of union solidarity makes it seem unproblematic. This may be so in the case of wages and conditions struggles (tho not necessarily). Or when a union is confronted with gross repression. It is less so when local…

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Added by peter waterman on April 13, 2014 at 21:52 — No Comments

rivatization will be increasing more Employment and Poverty in Pakistan

(PGA&GWU) Demanded to Sales the profitable public institutions

Privatization will be increasing more Employment and Poverty in Pakistan

 

While addressing the Executive Committee Meeting of Pakistan Graphic Art & General workers Union on 12th April at Ambassador Hotel Lahore Mrs Atia Saleem President Pakistan Graphic Art & General Workers Union (PGA&GWU) said that the Unemployment and poverty are the two major…

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Added by Atia Saleem on April 13, 2014 at 13:46 — No Comments

Argentino : la lando paralizita de ĝenerala striko

Tradukinto: neniammilito@free.fr

La argentina ekonomio estas paralizita de ĝenerala striko kiu kaŭzis fermadon de komercejoj, publikaj lernejoj kaj havenoj, krom blokado de vojaĝoj per aviadilo, trajno kaj buso.

Ĉiuj ne-urĝaj malsanulejaj servoj estis interrompitaj, dum forĵetaĵoj stakiĝas en la stratoj.

La sindikataj gvidantoj postulas pli bonajn salajrojn, impostojn pli malaltajn kaj pli da kontrolo pri la…

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Added by Esperanto-tradukgrupo on April 13, 2014 at 9:53 — No Comments

Alĝerio : laboristoj de Lafarge malsatstrikas de unu monato

Tradukinto: neniammilito@free.fr

Subteno al la salajruloj de Lafarge en Oggaz en Alĝerio.

En 2008, la franca firmao Lafarge ekkontrolas la cementejon de Oggaz (Alĝerio).

En kvin jaroj, triono el la postenoj – 270 el 800 – estas nuligitaj.

Dum la produkto de la firmao kreskas por atingi…

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Added by Esperanto-tradukgrupo on April 13, 2014 at 9:49 — No Comments

Korean union Leader Kim Jungwoo is Free

Korean union Leader Kim Jungwoo is Free

 Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) presented its whole heatedly congratulation to Comrade Kin Jungwoo on his release and also paid Thanks to the Amnesty International, Global Unions, ITUC and IndustriALL  for their struggle and efforts for the release of  the Korean Trade Union leader and human rights defender Kim Jungwoo and demanded the President of Korea to release the . Other 14 leaders condemned in the same…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on April 11, 2014 at 1:50 — No Comments

Grekio : ĝenerala striko post kvin jaroj da rigoreco

Grekio : ĝenerala striko post kvin jaroj da rigoreco

Tradukinto: neniammilito@free.fr

Pli ol 20.000 personoj defiladis, merkredon 8an de aprilo en Ateno kaj en aliaj grekaj urboj, okaze de 24-hora ĝenerala striko alvokita de la sindikatoj el la privata kaj publika sektoroj. La maraj kaj fervojaj transportoj senmoviĝis, nur la flughavenoj normale funkciis.

Temis pri la unua ĝenerala striko de la jaro, organizita…

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Added by Esperanto-tradukgrupo on April 10, 2014 at 19:01 — No Comments

(PLF Condemned the George Fischer to Sacked 37 union members in Turkey

(PLF Condemned the George Fischer to Sacked 37 union members in Turkey

 

Haji Muhammad saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General. Mrs Atia Saleem Chairpersom,Mrs Shumalia Sadiq Secretray Women Wing and Mr Asaf F Vardag President Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) condemned the victimization of Trade Union Representatives by the George Fischer and demanded to stop the  illegal and immoral treatment of  Employees in Turkey. They demanded for the reinstatement…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on April 10, 2014 at 1:49 — No Comments

(PLF) Opposing the proposed privatization of key National Institutions,

(PLF) Opposing the proposed privatization of key National Institutions,

Haji Muhammad saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General,Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson, Mrs Shumalia Sadiq Secretary Women wing,and Nr Asaf F Vardag President Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) said that it would render more workers jobless notwithstanding the fact that around millions people were already living below the poverty line in the country. Addressing a press conference they said that we…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on April 8, 2014 at 18:20 — No Comments

Maroko : preskaŭ 10.000 personoj manifestacias alvoke de la sindikatoj

Tradukinto: neniammilito@free.fr

Ĉirkaŭ 10.000 personoj manifestaciis dimanĉon en Kazablanko, Maroko, alvoke de sindikatoj dezirantaj « meti premon » sur la registaron kun kiu dialogo montriĝas malfacila, laŭ la surloka gazetaro.

Laŭ korespondanto de AFP, almenaŭ 8.000 personoj partoprenis tiun « Nacian marŝadon de protesto kaj defendo de aĉetpovo, digneco, libereco kaj socia justeco ». La organizantoj…

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Added by Esperanto-tradukgrupo on April 8, 2014 at 17:28 — No Comments

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