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Labor Protections in Trade Deals Are a Cruel Joke

October 28, 2011

by Jeff Ballinger, former national director of SDUSA.  This piece was first published in Labor Notes on October 4, 2011. It’s a cruel joke that Democratic politicians are trotting out language about “labor standards” to defend imminent trade agreements with Colombia, Korea, and Panama. President Barack Obama sent Congress all three deals Monday, and lawmakers are […]

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Is Corporate "Responsibility" the New Justice?

March 23, 2011

by Jeffrey Ballinger This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and […]

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Cambodian Workers Fired

December 9, 2010

by Jeff Ballinger From Phnom Penh Post:  “…industry representatives have disputed the number of people fired and suspended after the strikes. GMAC Secretary General Ken Loo said yesterday that 38 workers were dismissed and 358 suspended, most of whom had since been  allowed to return to work. ‘Most if not all have been reinstated,’ he said.” […]

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What you won’t learn about Pakistan in the WikiLeaks revelations

September 17, 2010

By Jeff Ballinger Recent reports from three disparate sources provide an explanation for the parlous state of publiceducation in Pakistan, a major factor behind increasing instability there.  In early June, both Brookings and the International Labor Rights Forum released studies which bespeak a fateful symmetry; Brookings’ researchers point to tens of millions of dollars (each year […]

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REI Co-Op Members Rise Up: My Agitprop Job App

August 17, 2010

SDUSA member Jeff Ballinger has posted this piece on the Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-ballinger/rei-coop-members-rise-up-_b_682603.html

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