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Union women – at the heart of the struggle for basic trade union rights

Public Services International celebrates International Women’s Day - 8 March

On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012, Public Services International recognises and applauds the work of women trade unionists, who are always at the very heart of our struggle for human and labour rights and equality.

We express our solidarity with our sisters who place themselves…


Added by Public Services International on March 7, 2012 at 4:20 — No Comments

Reminder 2. Spring Social Conference Invitation

Dear all,

Here it is the invitation / reminder to the second European Joint Social Conference to be held Thursday 29th and Friday 30th  March 2012 in Brussels

As you probably would recall, the conference is the part of a process initiated as an outcome of work we have begun with L&G network within the European Social Forum. …


Added by Orsan Senalp on March 6, 2012 at 13:46 — No Comments

Conference: Union Futures - Local, National, Transnational



Union Futures: Innovations, Transformations,…


Added by peter waterman on March 6, 2012 at 0:21 — No Comments

Mentally Disabled Sheltered Workshop Call Live audio

This is a live recorded call to a sheltered workshop in MN. Listen and hear how this lady admits to paying below minimum wage and how she just laughs and says the people love the work they do and she admits they get paid sometimes two cents! And no benefits not even health insurance! I think I have all the evidence I need on this one. Union union, close these slave sweathshops down and this was recorded at four their time and those people were still working in the background so figure eight…


Added by alexandria Knox on March 5, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Book: Alternatives to Privatisation in the Global South

Alternatives to Privatization: Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South, published by Routledge and HSRC Press.…


Added by peter waterman on March 5, 2012 at 22:59 — No Comments

Sivasspor Galatasaray maçi

Sivasspor Galatasary maçı yarım saat sonra başlıyor, soğuk bir havada oynanacak maçda Gs galibiyete yakın taraf olacak

Maç:Sivasspor – Galatasaray
Nerde: Sivas 4 Eylül Stadı
Ne Zaman: 05.03.2012 Saat Kaçta: 20.00
Hakemler: Halis Özkahya, Baki Tuncay Akkın, Selçuk Kaya – Hakan Ceylan
Canlı Yayın: Lig TV

Added by kamil on March 5, 2012 at 18:44 — No Comments

IKEA workers and unions around the world creating a global union alliance - Press release

To all Representatives of Print Media, TV, Radio and Online Media 

IKEA workers and unions around the world creating a global union alliance 

· UNI IKEA Global Union Alliance Launches in Istanbul on 6 March 

· IKEA Global Alliance supports Turkish workers fighting for union recognition 

IKEA workers and trade union leaders from around the world will meet in Istanbul from 6-8 March to launch the UNI IKEA…


Added by Orsan Senalp on March 4, 2012 at 13:23 — No Comments

Introducing the Great David Bacon (Writer/Photographer, USA)

Peter sez:…


Added by peter waterman on March 3, 2012 at 22:10 — No Comments

A Brief History of the UMWA | United Mine Workers of America

In the history of American labor, the United Mine Workers of America has occupied a position of unquestioned leadership. The UMWA led the struggle to establish collective bargaining in American industrial life in the twentieth century. Its principles and policies, its strength and unity, and its outstanding leaders have been an inspiration to generations of working families for over one hundred years. The richness of the UMWA's history is a testament to the firm determination…

Added by alexandria Knox on March 2, 2012 at 2:22 — No Comments

Teamsters Union History

Teamsters Union, U.S. labor union formed in 1903 by the amalgamation of the Team Drivers International Union and the Teamsters National Union. Its full name is the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America (IBT). In 2005 the union had 1.4 million members; the majority of its members are truck drivers. The Teamsters has been one of the few unions to support Republican candidates, backing Richard Nixon in 1972 and Ronald Reagan in the…


Added by alexandria Knox on March 2, 2012 at 2:20 — No Comments

Union 101: Why Unions Matter and How They Work - Working In These Times

The entire labor movement is based on one simple idea. It’s so simple that maybe we don’t spell it out as often as we should: With a union, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. When workers organize, the group has more power than each member would have their own.

An employer will always have much more power than a lone worker. If Sandy the widget-press operator asks her boss for a raise, the boss can easily turn her down. What’s she going to do? Quit?…


Added by alexandria Knox on March 2, 2012 at 2:19 — No Comments

Samuel Gompers (1850 - 1924)

Samuel Gompers was the first and longest-serving president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL); it is to him, as much as to anyone else, that the American labor movement owes its structure and characteristic strategies. Under his leadership, the AFL became the largest and most influential labor federation in the world. It grew from a marginal association of 50,000 in 1886 to an established organization of nearly 3 million in 1924 that had won a permanent place in American…

Added by alexandria Knox on March 2, 2012 at 2:17 — No Comments

C�sar Estrada Ch�vez (1927 - 1993)

C�sar Ch�vez was a folk hero and symbol of hope to millions of Americans. In 1962, he and a few others set out to organize a union of farm workers. Nearly everyone told them it was impossible. But for a time they succeeded beyond anyone's wildest imaginings. An ardent advocate of nonviolence, Ch�vez was one of the most inspirational labor leaders of the 20th century, with an influence that stretched far beyond the California fields.



Added by alexandria Knox on March 2, 2012 at 2:16 — No Comments

Joe Hill (1879 - 1915)

A songwriter, itinerant laborer, and union organizer, Joe Hill became famous around the world after a Utah court convicted him of murder. Even before the international campaign to have his conviction reversed, however, Joe Hill was well known in hobo jungles, on picket lines and at workers' rallies as the author of popular labor songs and as an Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) agitator. Thanks in large part to his songs and to his stirring, well�publicized call to his fellow…

Added by alexandria Knox on March 2, 2012 at 2:15 — No Comments

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