HPWO Staff: November 17 - 21, 2014

Fri. November 21, 2014

Both Don Kennedy and Jim Reid were working with and on behalf of IAM members. To find out their activities, click Read More.

ITF Taps Klima, Da Costa for Leadership Posts

Fri. November 21, 2014

Two IAM officials have ascended to leadership positions in the 4.5-million member International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).

Hug Point Fire Final Update - November 14, 2014

Wed. November 19, 2014

News Release from Oregon Department of Forestry was posted on FlashAlert: November 14th, 2014 11:41 AM
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Astoria District
Neal Bond, incident commander

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will continue to visually inspect mop-up activities until all final suppression objectives are met and completed.

ODF extends its gratitude to the local fire departments for their assistance with fire suppression efforts and protecting the local neighborhoods.

VA Implements Second Phase of Choice Card Program

Wed. November 19, 2014

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an appointment at a VA facility.

ITUC e-news November 2014

Wed. November 19, 2014

Attack on the General Secretary of the UGTT Tunisia: the ITUC expresses its condemnation and solidarity

Following the physical attack on Houcine Abassi, the General Secretary of the Tunisian trade union confederation, the Union générale tunisienne du travail (UGTT), the ITUC condemns this unacceptable violence and once again expresses its full solidarity with the UGTT, the lynchpin of Tunisia’s successful transition to democracy.

Labour 20 Warn Gaps in G20 Agenda Risk Jobs

The 2 per cent extra economic growth target heralded as the major outcome of the G20 Brisbane Summit will struggle to be met as it was not accompanied by any plan to stimulate demand through higher wages and quality job creation, warned the Labour 20.

New Survey: Half of G20 Policies Rated as Ineffective

A new survey of Labour 20 members representing working people in G20 economies has found that 56 per cent of G20 policies are considered ineffective in imporoving outcomes for working people.

Equal Times: Working in Latin America's Shadow Economy

They are everywhere. You can't miss them. The are on the streets, on buses, in restaurants, on building sites...

TPP Trade Talks Must Stop

The ITUC has called on governments to stop negotiations on the "Trans-Pacific Partnership" agreement, critising the secrecy and corporate bias in the current negotiations.

ILO Press Release, 18 November 2014

Tue. November 18, 2014

Against a backdrop of aging populations and persistently low economic growth, few European governments are doing enough to help recent immigrants move from low-skilled precarious jobs and into decent work, says a new report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

Historic Brazilian Aerospace Strike Ends, But Workers Continue Struggle

Fri. November 14, 2014

Historic Brazilian Aerospace Strike Ends, But Workers Continue Struggle

Workers for Embraer in São José dos Campos, Brazil have vowed to continue their fight for fair wages after narrowly voting to suspend the largest strike at the company since the world’s third-largest airplane maker was privatized in 1994.