Newsroom - The National Labor Committee en-us (Trilogy Interactive) Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:57:46 -0600 Wages, conditions improve as workers in China form unions Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 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. Say No to Canada-Jordan Free Trade Until Jordan Ends Indentured Labour Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:00:00 -0400 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. Why Are People Willing to Fork Out a Fortune for Shoes That Cost Little to Make? Fri, 01 Oct 2010 12:00:00 -0400 Shoes spur cravings, compulsions and crimes as no other clothing does, and the true cost of making them is just as surprising. Cambodia Garment Workers Strike, Seek Higher Wages Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:00:00 -0400 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. Neighbors Take Cue From China Labor Unrest Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:00:00 -0400 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. Microsoft--Russian Antipiracy Campaign Is a Concern Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:00:00 -0400 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. Microsoft Cites Chinese Factory Violations, but Questions Remain Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0400 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. NLCaEUR(TM)s Kernaghan Urges IAFF Delegates to Take Back Global Economy Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0400 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. Great advert for workersaEUR(TM) unity Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0400 British and American unions are backing Bangladeshi garment workers in their fight for justice, writes Tony Burke. Bangladesh--Government Must Support Decent Minimum Wage, and Cease Harassment of Union Rights Supporters Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0400 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.