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US Labor Leaders Should Stand With Palestine

Jeff Schuhrke Jacobin
The International Trade Union Confederation, comprised of over 300 national trade union centers from 167 countries, has spoken up for Palestine. The AFL-CIO has not.

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May Day statement from industriALL

Valter Sanches industriALL Global Union
Coronavirus has created a unique May Day: for the first time in 130 years, workers of the world will not take to the streets. Physical distancing, however, doesn’t mean that we are far away from each other: we should stay together in solidarity.

Okinawan People Oppose U.S. Military Base Expansion

Kent Wong Portside
Asian Pacific union leaders Seven leaders of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA) traveled to Okinawa, October 20–24, 2019, to promote friendship between APALA and Okinawan labor and peace organizations.

Korea Reflections

Michael Leon Guerrero US Labor Against the War (USLAW)
group photo of union activists Report on a May 2018 delegation of US trade unionists, Black Lives Matter, and other social movement activists to trade unions in Korea, sponsored by US Labor Against the War and the Korean Trade Union Confederation.

Unionism Must Be Internationalist Or It Is Bullshit

Bryan Conlon The South Lawn
Harley Davidson worker in Missouri plant. Back in September, the International Association of Machinists and United Steelworkers ended their labor-management partnership with Harley-Davidson over the company’s plan to build a plant in Thailand. The partnership agreement, two decades old and praised as a model by some, is the latest iteration of the ‘jointness’ trend first pioneered by UAW and General Motors in the 1980s.

Puerto Rico: Cruelest Storm; Trump Political Disaster; AFL-CIO Labor Solidarity

Puerto Rico has been hit by a triple disaster - Hurricane Maria; outrageous debt owed to vulture hedge funds; racist, colonial indifference by the Trump Administration. Puerto Ricans - on the island, and in the U.S. have called for the lifting of the Jones Act, as it applies to Puerto Rico; canceling the debt; and abolishing PROMESA. Yesterday a solidarity flight of medical and emergency organized by AFL-CIO unions brought needed supplies and aid workers to the island.
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