• Today in Labor History
    July 2, 1964
    President Johnson signed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forbidding unions and employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality, or religion.
    ~ Voices of Labor

  • The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
    Posted On: Nov 13, 2019
    Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning. But now he has produced a “renegotiated” NAFTA-the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA-whose purpose is the same as the original: to eliminate “rules that interfere with cross-border commercial activity” and “to craft laws that facilitate these activities,” according to the Canadian union, UNIFOR. In other words, the purpose of the new agreement is to provide profit-making opportunities for large corporations-the same purpose that led to the disastrous impact of the old one… Peoples World
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