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Women Workers Around Globe United by Struggles

Thousands of activists from around the world, including a delegation of more than 100 trade unionists from America's unions, gathered in New York City this week for the 59th annual meetings of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women.

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Stand in Solidarity with Cambodian Garment Workers on Today’s Global Day of Action

Cambodian garment workers sewing products for companies such as H&M, Gap, Adidas, Zara and Puma make $100 a month and suffer through long hours in harsh working conditions. Their labor supports a $5 billion industry, but their demands for a living wage have only been answered with violence. When workers and their unions held protests late last year to demand a living wage increase, police killed five workers and imprisoned another 25 union activists on criminal charges that have not been dismissed.

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Throwback Thursday: Look for the Union Label

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Tell Maker of the North Face, Timberland to Sign Bangladeshi Fire and Safety Pact

Tell Maker of the North Face, Timberland to Sign Bangladeshi Fire and Safety Pact

Following the tragic building collapse that killed more than 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers last April and fires in 2012 that claimed the lives of more than 400 clothing workers, Bangladeshi workers began building a global movement to make sure it will never happen again.

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What We’re Reading Today: Friday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Working Families Staged a Protest Against Cambodian Government's Brutal Repression Against Garment Workers

Protest outside Cambodian Embassy. Photo by Ron Carver.

Deadly violence against striking garment workers has set off a global response by unions and allies around the world. Over the past several days, unions, labor rights activists and student groups protested at Cambodian embassies and consulates first in Seoul, Berlin and Jakarta and since then in Washington, D.C., London and Hong Kong. During the Jan. 10  protest in Washington, D.C., the AFL-CIO delivered a letter calling on the government to cease violence, investigate the violent events, release detained workers and return to negotiations with workers for a fair wage.

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What We're Reading Today: Tuesday News Roundup

What We're Reading Today: Tuesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Shouldn’t the American Government Lead by Example?

Shouldn’t the American Government Lead by Example?

The story of Propper International, one of the largest clothing companies in the world, offers some important lessons on the ways the American government, sometimes inadvertently, undermines workers’ ability to make their jobs better globally.

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