Labor Unions

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Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2021

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DOLE to probe union busting in mobile firm

Published by rudy Date posted on August 25, 2021

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Published by rudy Date posted on May 12, 2021

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2 labor leaders nabbed in Tarlac, Pampanga

Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2021

by Ding Cervantes, Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star), 31 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Two leaders of progressive workers’ groups were arrested for illegal possesion of firearms and explosives in Tarlac and Pampanga yesterday.

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PNP claims Bulacan factory unions infiltrated by NPA

Published by rudy Date posted on February 29, 2020

by Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 Feb 2020 CITY OF MALOLOS –– Unions of four Bulacan manufacturing companies have allegedly been infiltrated by communist rebels through the Kilusang Mayo Uno, the police said during the February 27 launch of the Joint Industries for Peace Office (JIPCO) in the province.

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Revamp collective bargaining to prevent rising labour market inequalities in rapidly changing world of work

Published by rudy Date posted on November 18, 2019

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Workers of the Internet unite? Online freelancer organisation among remote gig economy workers in six Asian and African countries

Published by rudy Date posted on July 10, 2019

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Published by rudy Date posted on June 28, 2018

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Unions did great things for the working class

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2018

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Like nails on a chalkboard: How hard-fought labor reforms have been lost

Published by rudy Date posted on May 18, 2015

After the New York Times ran a searing two-part investigation into the exploitation and job-related health problems of the state’s nail-salon workers earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered emergency measures to protect them and appointed a special review panel to recommend long-term reforms. The Times series painted a portrait of an immigrant…

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Why East Asia needs its trade unions

Published by rudy Date posted on April 22, 2015

The global environment has been significantly changed by the process of rampant globalization and rapid technological innovations. We are now living in an era of job insecurity and a terrible imbalance in economic development, with one-fifth of the global population living in absolute poverty. The UNDP 2013 Report showed that “the unfettered market economy has…

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The decline in unionization in recent decades has fed the rise in incomes at the top

Published by rudy Date posted on March 6, 2015

Power from the People FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT, March 2015, Vol. 52, No. 1 Florence Jaumotte and Carolina Osorio Buitron The decline in unionization in recent decades has fed the rise in incomes at the top Inequality has risen in many advanced economies since the 1980s, largely because of the concentration of incomes at the top…

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Are labor unions still relevant?

Published by rudy Date posted on November 24, 2014

This seems an odd question to ask for me as president of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines. But it is a legitimate question that any labor union and union leader should seek to answer.

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Philippines signs agreement with US for labor rights

Published by rudy Date posted on October 27, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States (US) National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to educate members of the Filipino-American community about labor rights.

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Labour movement launches campaign to appreciate workers, starting with cleaners

Published by rudy Date posted on June 16, 2014

SINGAPORE – To date, more than 200 companies here have pledged this year to show their cleaners that they matter, up from the 150 who made the commitment last year, the Labour Movement said.

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Weakening collective bargaining hurts recovery

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2012

Some governments unilaterally reformed collective bargaining arrangements at the height of the economic crisis. Reversing those decisions and providing policy support for collective bargaining would be key to recovery, according to the ILO.

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False dawn for labor?

Published by rudy Date posted on July 3, 2012

In March this year, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) claimed that it had been reinvigorated by the addition of several new affiliates, some of which had previously been ideologically opposed to it. The following month came the news that some 40 unions and federations, including a new center named Sentro, had formed…

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Labor discord, 1950-2000

Published by rudy Date posted on June 19, 2012

Last week, preparatory to considering recent developments regarding both wings of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, this column began viewing the history of disunity within the labor movement up to the 1950s. Let’s now deal briefly with the following half-century.

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Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2012

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Thoughts on unionism and the labor movement

Published by rudy Date posted on May 3, 2011

SO many of those who write about the labor movement have such a limited understanding of what it is. Marlen Ronquillo is not one of them. His column which appeared in this section yesterday was an excellent piece on the decline of unionism in the country.

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A May 1st Spring

Published by rudy Date posted on May 3, 2011

THIS question is by now ancient but it is not for one with 5th grade smarts. You need context to get this one right. Whose phone call did the late strongman Marcos always return even if this particular caller was far, far detached from the political, military and business circles of Marcos? And was neither…

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Reality bites in the labor movement

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2011

For many of our countrymen, a job that will feed them and their families and provide for a decent roof above their heads is the first step to fighting poverty. And for those who already have jobs, seeking higher wages is the next step to improving their standard of living.

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The taming of organized labor

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2011

Public Lives THERE ARE more workers today who work for wages than was the case 50 years ago. And yet, ironically, the increase in size of the working class has not increased the ranks of organized labor. Workers’ unions today have considerably less power over the conditions of production. Indeed, one can go further and…

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Labor unions a key to happiness, new report says

Published by rudy Date posted on October 7, 2010

Even though U.S. public opinion of unions remains low, a new report finds that labor groups nonetheless improve the general well-being for union and non-union citizens in several industrialized countries.

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Changing face of labor (and management)

Published by rudy Date posted on May 3, 2010

Without demeaning Filipino labor, its strength and voice through the years has increasingly been diminished and silenced. This year, sans the din of election campaigning, we note that there are fewer workers who would march the streets or lay their lives for the cause.

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