Newsroom - The National Labor Committee http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom/ en-us contact@trilogyinteractive.com (Trilogy Interactive) Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:57:46 -0600 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wages, conditions improve as workers in China form unions Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0289 Article on how the improvement in ChinaaEUR(TM)s economy is resulting in a bolder labor force that demands better wages and working conditions and what this could mean for companies and Chinese politics. http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0289 Say No to Canada-Jordan Free Trade Until Jordan Ends Indentured Labour Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0273 The United Steelworkers union (USW) pleads with the Canadian Parliament to halt plans to pass the proposed free trade agreement between Canada and Jordan until Jordan can prove its laborers work under fair and legal conditions. http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0273 Why Are People Willing to Fork Out a Fortune for Shoes That Cost Little to Make? Fri, 01 Oct 2010 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0270 Shoes spur cravings, compulsions and crimes as no other clothing does, and the true cost of making them is just as surprising. http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0270 Cambodia Garment Workers Strike, Seek Higher Wages Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0202 Thousands of Cambodian garment workers, following a wave of labor disputes in mostly foreign-owned factories in other Asian countries, begin a five-day strike on September 13th demanding a wage increase to about $93 a month and benefits. http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0202 Neighbors Take Cue From China Labor Unrest Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0269 Article on how Cambodia is showing signs of a more assertive work force and how labor unrest in China may be spreading to the rest of the Asian countries producing low cost goods. http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0269 Microsoft--Russian Antipiracy Campaign Is a Concern Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0271 Microsoft is taking corrective measures after a New York Times article suggested that Russian authorities have used the company's antipiracy policy as a context for raids on advocacy groups. http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0271 Microsoft Cites Chinese Factory Violations, but Questions Remain Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0201 Microsoft's investigation into conditions at the KYE factory in China turned up violations that the company says it addressed, but the NLC finds Microsoft's statements too vague. http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0201 NLCaEUR(TM)s Kernaghan Urges IAFF Delegates to Take Back Global Economy Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0200 The NLCaEUR(TM)s Charles Kernaghan speaks at the IAFF Convention, urging delegates to stand up against abuse in sweatshop factories making low priced goods in countries where workersaEUR(TM) rights are not respected. http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0200 Great advert for workersaEUR(TM) unity Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0199 British and American unions are backing Bangladeshi garment workers in their fight for justice, writes Tony Burke. http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0199 Bangladesh--Government Must Support Decent Minimum Wage, and Cease Harassment of Union Rights Supporters Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0198 The ITUC is calling on the Government of Bangladesh to support decent wages and living standards for the countryaEUR(TM)s workers, particularly in the garments sector, and cease harassment of trade unionists and other worker-rights advocates. http://www.nlcnet.org/newsroom?id=0198