[World History Archives]

The history of world labor's struggle with transnational corporations

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Tire Unions Form Global Network at Goodyear
Joint press release of the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions and the United Steelworkers of America, 11 March 1999. Tire and rubber unions from sixteen countries on five continents, all representing workers employed at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., met here today and formed a global network of unions "for our mutual defense and advancement.
Continental Tire - Week of Action!
ICEM Update, 21 June 1999. A week of action against global tiremaker Continental launched by the 20-million-strong International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM) and the United Steelworkers of America (USWA).
Worker Rights Fight Focuses on General Electric; News Conference to be Held March 22
U.S. Newswire, News Advisory, 21 March 2000. World unions representing workers employed at General Electric will adopt a workers plan of action that seeks an international code of conduct to limit the company's ability to pit one nation's workers against another.
US Union Wins Imerys Recognition Vote
ICEM Update, 23 June 2000. An American union has won an election to represent Imerys workers at the company's site in Alabama. Imerys is a materials and minerals multinational, and a global trade union campaign played an important part in the election victory.
Nissan/Renault unions to meet
IMF News, 4 November 2000. A follow-up to the July 1999 meeting organised by the International Metalworkers' Federation for its affiliates in Nissan and Renault. Cooperation between the unions was initiated by the IMF after Renault acquired a 36.8 per cent stake in Nissan and a radical corporate restructuring plan was announced.
Sydney hotel workers to protest World Bank funding of Jakarta hotel
ACTU media alert, 7 February 2001. ACTU will speak at an anti-World Bank rally to protest the way Jakarta's Shangri-La Hotel workers have been treated. The hotel was funded with a joint World Bank-private sector loan consortium in 1992. A member of this same consortium also received World Bank loans in 1996 to expand oil-palm plantations, which helped to deforest the environmentally degraded province of Kalimantan.