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Obama’s State of the Union Address: What Were the Reactions and What Did Labor Say?

On Jan. 28, President Barack Obama presented his annual State of the Union address. What were some of his main points and how were his proposals received by the Democratic and Republican parties and by the leadership of the AFL-CIO? Deepening rifts in Democratic Party over “free trade” and “fast tracking” In his speech, Obama […]

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The 2013 National Convention of the AFL-CIO: LABOR AT A CROSSROADS PART 1

Table of Contents   PART 1   1) Presentation   2) The Government Shutdown and the Fight for an Independent Labor Movement   3) Positive Turn to Labor’s Community Partners, Or First Steps Toward NGO-ization of AFL-CIO?   4) Crisis of Trade Union Movement Deepens As AFL-CIO Fails to Chart Independent Course; But Resistance to […]

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CHINA: “Workers want a better trade union”

The Association for the Defense of Worker Rights, in favour of trade union independence, considers that the ACFTU union so called “official” – because it is the only one legally recognized by the authorities – can regain the confidence of workers if it improves itself by learning from the international trade union movement. We are […]

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After the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party…

La Vérité-The Truth recently published in two parts an article (1) examining the social nature of the Chinese state, and the political problems posed today in China by the activity of the working class when linked with the consequences for the Chinese government of the global crisis of the capitalist system and the policy being […]

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On the Eve of the 2012 Elections, What Way Forward for the Working Class and All Oppressed Peoples?

What a difference four years can make. Four years ago, millions of working people — filled with hope that real change and tangible improvements in their daily lives would come about — mobilized in huge campaign rallies and at the polling booths to support the first Black president of the United States. Finally, they hoped, […]

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Entrevista con Nancy Wohlforth

Esta entrevista con Nancy Wohlforth, miembro de la Comisión Ejecutiva Nacional de la AFL-CIO se realizó para el boletín del Acuerdo, el 16 de abril de 2011 por Daniel Gluckstein, co-coordinador del Acuerdo Internacional de los Trabajadores y de los Pueblos (Acuerdo). La compañera Nancy Wohlforth es miembro también del Comité de coordinación del Acuerdo recientemente formado.

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