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    :: Thursday, May 26, 2005 ::

    Future of Labor: Restoring the American Dream - the Laborers, Teamsters, UNITE HERE, and SEIU
    4. Unite Workers Strength Across Borders.

    The central thrust of AFL-CIO work in international affairs must be developing united strategies and actions by AFL-CIO affiliates and unions around the world to ensure that global corporations respect workers' freedom to form unions and negotiate agreements that raise living standards toward their highest level. Wal-Martization is a global phenomenon, and a global approach is required. We must expand the AFL-CIO's international orientation toward global campaigns against anti-union employers as a means for building worker power. As part of this effort, we need to build global labor unity to fight for trade agreements that improve labor, worker rights, and environmental standards instead of dragging them down in a 'race to the bottom.'
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