Local Struggles Have Global Contexts – How Many People Died For Your Shirt? Towards a Global Unionism

(By: Antje Dieterich)

One year ago, on April 24th, 2013, more than 1,000 people died during the collapse of the factory “Rana Plaza” in Bangladesh. The clothes that were made in the factory were delivered to Germany, to the US, to Mexico, to France —in short words, to every country in the world were you can get your shirts from Benetton, Mango, C&A, Adler and the discounter KiK. Continue reading

Historic Win for Labor and A New Direction in the University of California System

Historic Win for Labor and A New Direction in the University of California System

An article by Daniel Gutiérrez that points to a new direction a labor union is taking in the United States, departing radically from what unionism has come to be known for.

And here is a deeper probing of US American labor and how UAW Local 2865 is challenging that.