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US Congress to vote on union-backed plan to cut workers’ pensions

By Jerry White
December 2014
World Socialist Web Site

A bipartisan proposal has been added to the US government funding bill now before Congress that would end 40 years of federal law and sanction the reduction of pension payments to millions of retired truckers, coal miners, supermarket, construction workers and other private sector workers. 1,257 more words


A work shift? The labour approach to trafficking for forced labour in the Greater Mekong Subregion

This week’s contribution to the blog is written by Marja Paavilainen and Anna Olsen. For thousands of migrant workers in the Greater Mekong Subregion trafficking for forced labour is an everyday risk. 1,910 more words

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Providing Decent Work: Some Suggestions

Speech at the 7th Asian Congress of the International Labor and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) 20-23 September 2010
Conference theme: Industrial Democracy, Partnership, and Decent Work in Responding to Global Financial Crisis… 1,022 more words


Unemployment in Canada, as of this post writing, is still stubbornly high, with what few jobs being created mostly part-time work. I’ve done a few part-time jobs since moving to Kitchener, so I can pay my cell-phone bill and keep my good interview clothes clean. 457 more words

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This International Women's Day: A Call for Visa Protections

In December, an Indian consular officer named Devyani Khobragade was arrested and charged with committing visa fraud and providing false statements in order to gain entry to the United States for her domestic worker, Sangeeta Richard. 639 more words