Unions Seek Help From Abroad
According to The Wall Street Journal:
International labor leaders are meeting in Washington as part of a global push to make it easier for unions to organize U.S. workers.
But their efforts face hurdles in the face of opposition from the White House and some lawmakers. Efforts at concerted global action to change the labor landscape in the U.S. are also nascent, and unions have seen limited gains from international cooperation.
More than 200 union officials from 63 countries have convened for a summit this week hosted by the AFL-CIO to discuss ways to reverse the decline in union ranks in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. Several top labor officials plan to meet with Democratic leaders today to press for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, which would allow workers to sign cards in favor of unions off company grounds and require the companies to remain publicly neutral. The practice is more common in many industrialized countries...click ton continue.