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Labor Protections in Trade Deals Are a Cruel Joke

Published on October 28, 2011 By Jeff Ballinger

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 […]

Fighting for Workers in Vietnam

Published on August 15, 2011 By Rick DLoss

It was a Wednesday evening in July and I managed to find a good parking space at the Teamsters hall in Lawrenceville.  Inside the union hall all the windows were open; it was very hot and humid that night and there was no AC inside the meeting hall.  I guess the climate was appropriate considering […]

The 150 Years War

Published on April 24, 2011 By Rick DLoss

Each year, after the sun sets on the 14th day of Hebrew month of Nisan, Jews retell the story of the Exodus at an annual family feast. The transition from slavery to freedom, orchestrated by God’s hand, is a great story with universal appeal.  I never grow tired of telling it.  Last week I received […]

Is Corporate "Responsibility" the New Justice?

Published on March 23, 2011 By Jeff Ballinger

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 […]

Cambodian Workers Fired

Published on December 9, 2010 By Jeff Ballinger

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.” […]