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Building global labor solidarity – challenges and opportunities

This article appeared in the Labor Day issue of Democratic Left.


In 1847, when Marx and Engels issued their ringing call for workers of all countries to unite, it fell on deaf ears. However, by the 1890s, trade unions had begun to operate across borders, creating permanent institutions that are today known as “global union federations,” which unite transport workers, food and agriculture workers, journalists, teachers and others. Continue reading

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