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1946 United States of America President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect.

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Israel Court renews vote counting in Histadrut leadership election [Ynet] 25-05-2017

India Tamil Nadu From war protestors to labour activism: India’s first IT workers union [The Scroll] 23-05-2017

Kazakhstan Union Leaders Jailed, ITUC Takes Case to ILO [ITUC]  ActNOW!  20-05-2017

Iran Teacher Union Leader Esmail Abdi on Hunger Strike [Education International ]  ActNOW!  20-05-2017

USA California Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' [Guardian ] 20-05-2017

Colombia Teachers' Union Denounces Bomb Attack Against its HQ, Strike Continues [Prensa Latina] 20-05-2017

UK Cinema workers are leading the campaign for a living wage [al Jazeera] 19-05-2017

Global Union Women from Around the World Keep Meeting to Press for Their Rights. Does It Do Any Good? [HNN] 19-05-2017

Kazakhstan Union Leader Sentenced To Two Years In Prison [RFE/RL]  ActNOW!  17-05-2017

Greece Workers walk off job as general strike hits [CTV] 17-05-2017

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/ Victoria Wage battle breaks out on Bass Strait oil fields [Fairfax Media] 25-05-2017 14 more labour news stories from Australia today

Design Students Connect with Cambodia Garment Workers For more info [Solidarity Center] 25-05-2017 1 more labour news stories from Cambodia today

/ Alberta First overhaul of workplace rules in almost 30 years [The Financial Post] 25-05-2017 35 more labour news stories from Canada today

Customs Workers Strike Closes Ports [Splash 24/7] 25-05-2017

/ Hong Kong Imperial Pacific must Pay Legal Wages, Compensate Injuries of Saipan Construction Workers [HKCTU] 25-05-2017

Teachers Continue Massive Labor Dispute with Santos Administration [Pan Am Post] 25-05-2017 1 more labour news stories from Colombia today

Empowering Egyptian women by turning homes into factories [Al-Monitor] 25-05-2017

EI research reinforces advocacy against growing privatisation of public education [Education International] 25-05-2017

Thessaloniki bus drivers halt 10-day strike [Kathimerini] 25-05-2017

Campesinos March to Demand President Resign [TeleSUR] 24-05-2017

Hong Kong
In the World's Most Expensive City, 1 in 10 Maids Sleeps in a Kitchen, Toilet, or Corner of the Living Room [TIME] 25-05-2017 1 more labour news stories from Hong Kong today

/ Tamil Nadu Bus strike hits Tamil Nadu: Scores of passengers stranded [The Star] 25-05-2017 2 more labour news stories from India today

Freeport fires 2,000 workers as Grasberg strike enters second month [IndustriALL] 24-05-2017

Activists Acquitted of National Security Charges for Peaceful Defense of Labor Rights [Payvand] 25-05-2017 1 more labour news stories from Iran today

Union threatens boycott of Labour Court if Leo Varadkar restricts right to strike [The Irish Independent] 24-05-2017 9 more labour news stories from Ireland today

Nissenkorn set for victory as judge stops vote counting [Globes Israel] 25-05-2017 8 more labour news stories from Israel today

Korea (South)
Free Han Sang-gyun...(#4) [CINA] 25-05-2017

Ahmsa to close strike-hit mine [BNA] 25-05-2017

Middle East
Lola and Her Tormentor [The Atlantic] 25-05-2017

NTUC Education Department held discussion and interaction program at UN House [NTUC Nepal] 24-05-2017 1 more labour news stories from Nepal today

Government mediate in dispute between Exxon and labour unions [Business Insider] 25-05-2017 1 more labour news stories from Nigeria today

Most Norwegian oil workers agree wage deal, mediation for rest [Business Insider] 25-05-2017 1 more labour news stories from Norway today

Gaza women make inroads into driving [Al Monitor] 25-05-2017

/ Latin America Endemic corruption sweeps Peru, from the public service to the presidency [Equal Times] 24-05-2017

Strike action looms as rights abuses continue at luxury Manila Peninsula Hotel  ActNOW!  [IUF] 25-05-2017

Public sector strike on Friday 'will hit schools, hospitals' - union [The News] 25-05-2017

The Women of 1917 [Jacobin] 25-05-2017

Saudi Arabia
Why Saudi Women Are Literally Living ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ [NYT] 25-05-2017

South Africa
/ USA Building Bridges: South African Metalworkers Union Building a Socialist Movement For more info [WBAI Radio] 25-05-2017 11 more labour news stories from South Africa today

Longshore Unions Postpone Strike [The Maritime Executive] 25-05-2017 1 more labour news stories from Spain today

Weak growth a sign of families feeling squeeze on wages, says TUC [TUC] 25-05-2017 23 more labour news stories from UK today

Trump to Blame for Rash of Attacks on Reporters [News Guild] 25-05-2017 37 more labour news stories from USA today