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May 04, 2004
Strikes, Contracts and Organizing Hollywood screenwriters at brink of strike in negotiations.
SBC Communication workers vote to authorize a strike, demanding the company allow unionization of new non-union areas of the company.
The UAW approved a two-tier wage system at auto suppliers, where new hires will make far less with fewer benefits than older workers.
Statements from various actors in the Columbia grad student strike.
Washington State public employees union grows 20% in last two years.
Analysis Workplace illnesses and accidents kill more people every year than war, the United Nations labour agency said in a report.
Resignation of anti-corruption overseer at Teamsters casts pall over union.
Disappearing benefits for retirees leave them even more dependent on Medicare and Social Security.
Gay marriage in Massachusetts may lead to end of domestic partner benefits.
International- May Day Special Anti-privatization strikers storm government building in protest.
70,000 government workers strike in British Columbia in protest against wage cuts for health care workers. A general strike was averted at the last minute Sunday night.
Amnesty International denounces government attacks on independent unions in Belarus.
The international trade union movement - the ICFTU - strongly condemned Israel for its harassment of officials from the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) who were attempting to commemorate those killed through work.
Bahrain labor unions demand rise in minimum wage.
The Bolvian Labor Confederation (COB) announced that it would only talk directly with President Carlos Mesa on its planned general strike.
Labor leaders complain in Brazil that Lula has fallen short on promise to double the minimum wage, leading to millions taking to the streets in protest.
Unions protest privatization of social security in El Salvador.
New labor-allied party in South Korea soars in popularity.
Pakistan workers rally to demand repeal of the country's harsh anti-labor laws.
Competing trade union confederations, pro- and anti-Chavez, marched on May Day.
Posted by Nathan at May 4, 2004 08:29 AM