Trans-Atlantic Labor Union Calls for Higher Labor Standards in US-European Union Trade Agreement
Workers Uniting, a three million member trans-Atlantic labor union, today issued a call to European Union and U.S. trade negotiators to strengthen social and labor protections in the proposed Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Global Campaign Against Crown Holdings - Take-Backs No More
What if your boss told you you're the most productive, and then tried to freeze your pay?
United Steelworkers Health Safety and Environment Conference 2013
USW/CWA/Tony Mazzocchi Center Health and Safety Conference in Pittsburgh.
Global Unions Back Toronto Workers' Fightback Against Crown
Unite, Britain's biggest union, is backing Canadian members of the United Steelworkers (USW) who are on strike at Crown Holdings, a US owned multinational company.
Crown Holdings Forces Toronto Employees on Strike
Today the United Steelworkers (USW) escalated its campaign against Crown Holdings by sending letters to Crown's CEO and Board of Directors demanding they take action to end a three-week strike at a beverage and food can manufacturing plant in Toronto.
Why a Global Union?
Workers Uniting brings together Unite, the biggest union in the UK and Ireland, with the United Steelworkers, the largest industrial union in North America. Here are four reasons why this partnership is critical.
The economy is globalizing. From Brussels to Beijing, decisions about our economy are increasingly made far from home. A global union can provide us a voice in those decisions.
Politics is globalizing. Right wing politicians are using the same vicious tactics to undermine our livelihoods in the UK as they are in the U.S. and Canada. A global union can help us support progressive politics on both sides of the Atlantic.
Our employers are globalizing. A couple decades ago, only a few of our employers operated in more than one country. Now, nearly all of them do. A global union can help us stand up to our employers wherever they operate.
The movement is globalizing. Whether it’s standing up for fair trade or fighting back against bank bailouts, progressive groups are mobilizing and uniting everywhere. A global union can helps us join them in the fight for a better world.