Trade Unions

Interview with Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary

Sharan Burrow is the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). During her time at the head of ITUC, she has helped to foster relations between trade unions and the peace movement – bringing together themes of peace,…

Overtime Act sparks series of intense anti-Orbán protests in Hungary

Today will see the third consecutive day of anti-government protests in Budapest. People are expressing their anger on the street over the Overtime Act (often dubbed “slave law” passed by Parliament on Wednesday’s chaotic parliamentary session along with the law establishing…

ITUC World Congress: A fractured world needs strong unions

The World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation is taking place this week in Denmark, and we publish here their press statement calling for strong unions and a drastic reduction in military spending. The ITUC World Congress in Copenhagen,…

The Epic Failure of Labor Leadership In The United States, 1980-2017 And Continuing

By Kim Scipes The US labor movement is in terrible shape; in 2016, union membership was only 6.4 percent of workers in the private sector, and 34.4 percent of the public sector, giving an overall percentage of 10.7 percent.[1](It had…

Norwegian Trade Unions endorse boycott of Israel

On May 12, 2017, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), representing close to one million workers, endorsed a full boycott of Israel to achieve Palestinian rights under international law. LO is the largest and most influential umbrella organization of…

USA: black Labor, against wars at home and abroad

Black Labor, Baltimore Protests link the struggles against wars at home and abroad. An important part of the changing face of the antiwar and social justice movements is labor, which has stepped forward dramatically. At the UNAC conference this year…

More trade unions oppose TTIP (EU-US Free Trade Agreement)

Original article Keep Our NHS Public OXFORDSHIRE March 10-14th saw the latest round of the EU-US free trade negotiations in Brussels. The industry’s 50 leading CEO’s, known collectively as the European Roundtable of Industrialists, proclaimed it their responsibility to ensure…