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December 11, 2003

Europe Condemns US Workers Rights Violations

The European Commission is discussing the human and worker rights disaster in US workplaces.

The sad fact is that the US repeatedly fails to live up to international law on union rights embodied in the UN Charter and the International Labor Organization agreements that it's signed:

“While Europe’s working people have the right to trade union membership and representation, workers in our major trading partner the USA, are often deprived of this right as more and more employers take advantage of the growing anti-union climate there”, said John Monks, General Secretary of the 60 million-member European Trade Union Confederation.
For more on US violations of international law on workers rights, see this Human Rights Watch report.

Posted by Nathan at December 11, 2003 11:09 AM