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Organizers Say Quaint Baltimore Seafood Business Masks Shocking Labor Abuses

Bruce Vail In These Times
The signature dish at its restaurants is the famed Maryland-style crab cake, and its dining rooms feature models of antique fishing boats and romanticized images of the bay watermen culture that is fading fast. But organizers say it’s mostly fake—a cover story for a rapacious, globalized business that preys on poor Indonesian women to extract rich profits for its U.S. owners.

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Don't Make a Bad Deal Worse: UE Statement on Renegotiating NAFTA

UE General Executive Board United Electrical Workers Union (UE)
UE's General Executive Board denounced Trump's racist and jingoistic proposals for a renegotion of NAFTA and instead called for a new set of trade policies that prioritize workers common interests and relies on international solidarity as its cornerstone. Any renegotiation of NAFTA must be oriented around the improvement of workers’ lives and protection of the environment focused on those regions of the continent where conditions are the most desperate.

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Egyptian Regime Responds to Economic Crisis by Repressing Workers

Pino Dragoni il Manifesto
In the past 11 months, 151 workers and trade unionists have been arrested in Egypt and at least 2,691 have been fired taking legal strike actions. Repression of conflicts in the workplace has increased dramatically within the last few months, together with the worsening economic crisis. Recent economic and monetary policies have caused a dramatic deterioration in the living conditions of workers and the middle classes.

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In Grim Times, Brazil Young Workers Take Charge of Future

Tula Connell Solidarity Center
U.S. and Brazilian union activists joined May Day celebrations in São Paulo. More than 14.2 million Brazilians were without a job in March. With young workers and workers of color especially hard hit by rising unemployment and proposed legislation that would undermine fundamental worker rights, they are standing up for the their future by mobilizing in the streets, through their unions and other associations.

BDS is Not Anti-Semitic - Solidarity with UAW Local 2865

Karen Ackerman Jewish Voice for Peace
UAW Local 2865 took a brave stand for BDS -- but their decision was undemocratically overturned by the UAW International Executive Board. Help us send a strong message - that Jews and allies around the world stand for BDS, and with Local 2865. BDS - a time-honored, non-violent form of political protest, supported by millions around the world. The labor movement stood in solidarity with the people of South Africa, Local 2865 has bravely stood with the people of Palestine.

Amazon Workers Battle Their Bosses in Seattle and Germany

John Wojcik People's World / Deutsche Welle
Following a day of massive walkouts at three logistics centers in Germany on Monday in which a record 1,800 people participated, Amazon workers continued their strikes in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld. In Seattle, multiple unions turned out to protest Amazon in solidarity with their union brothers and sisters in Germany.

Tidbits - July 11, 2013

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Reader Comments: Citizens United; Zimmerman Trial; Egypt; Plane Wreck at Los Gatos("Deportee"); Elizabeth Warren; Capitalism & Austerity; Voting Rights Act; American Left; Progressive Patriotism & July 4th Songs; Fracking and Greens; Announcements - Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions - New York - Jul 24 - Jewish Voice for Peace; Left Labor Project - New York - Aug 1; Call for articles on building international labor solidarity - Working USA; Paid Internship Opportunity
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