Workers Rights: Other Related Materials

Articles, Editorials & Press Releases
New Trade Policies Needed to Protect WorkersAFL-CIO, October 9, 2009
Sustaining workers bargaining power in an age of globalization Economic Policy Institute, October 9, 2009
Safety rules for foreign labor pushedSalt Lake Tribune, December 8, 2007
Dems All Wet on SweatshopsPeter Dreir, December 6, 2007
Labor Rights in Guatemala Aided Little by Trade Deal Washington Post, March 16, 2007
Secrets, Lies, and Sweatshops BusinessWeek Online, November 27, 2006
The False Dilemma of the Sweatshop The Financial Times, July 25, 2006
Interfaith Statement on "Free Trade" and Human Trafficking May 2006
Migrant Laborers Build Arabian Metropolis Associated Press, November 2, 2005
US Labor is in Retreat as Global Forces Squeeze Pay and Benefits Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2005

Democrats Press Labor Ahead of Bahrain FTA Vote Reuters, September 29, 2005
The Global Labor Threat, September 29, 2005
Wal-Mart Faces Suit by Labor Group Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2005
Strike Is About More Than Pay and Benefits Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2005
Bush Budget Could Hurt Workers Left Jobless by Trade Deals Workday Minnesota, February 8, 2005
Slaying Shines Light on Labor Battle Abroad Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2005
Workers Demand Union at Wal-Mart Supplier in China New York Times, December 15, 2004
Behind the Brands: Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights in Export Processing Zones International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, December 6, 2004 Informe en EspañolTake Colombia To Task For Trade Union Murders Tuscan Citizen, December 3, 2004
Assassination Is an Issue in Trade Talks New York Times, November 17, 2004
Council Adopts Anti-Sweatshop Law Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2004

Labor Deal Ends Strike At Chinese Textile Mill Associated Press, November 1, 2004
Shipping Corrodes Basic Rights in Free Trade’s Name Business Report (South Africa), October 11, 2004
Chinese Factory Workers Begin Protesting Low Wages, Poor Conditions Knight Ridder, September 8, 2004
ILO Says Globalisation Has Helped to Create a World of Unhappy Employees The Guardian, September 2, 2004
US Lags Europe in Providing Economic Security for its People Agence France Presse, September 1, 2004
Worker-Run Factories: From Survival to Economic Solidarity Interhemispheric Resource Center, August 2004
China’s Workers The American Prospect, March 22, 2004
Human Rights, Labor Groups Blast USTR for New Trade Initiative US/LEAP and the International Labor Rights Fund, March 18, 2004