The economic crisis continues.
The economy of Europe’s main power, Germany, is faltering with severe consequences for the continent as a whole: here.
Two hundred workers at the FCI Microconnections factory, situated in Mantes-la-Jolie in the western suburbs of Paris, have been on strike in defense of their jobs and mounting an occupation for 45 days: here.
Electronics workers save their jobs in France: here.
A document prepared for the G8 Agriculture Minister’s Meeting warns of global instability arising from the ongoing international food crisis: here.
USA: In a reactionary, pro-business ruling that reverses decades of settled law, the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 last week that workers lose their right to file federal discrimination lawsuits under the 1964 Civil Rights Act whenever a union collective bargaining agreement includes a mandatory arbitration clause: here.
The New York Times Co. has threatened to shut down the Boston Globe on May 1 unless the newspaper’s 13 unions agree to $20 million in concessions: here.
WE MUST NOT LET RACISM DIVIDE WORKING PEOPLE; MARCH WITH US ON MAY DAY: here.
Canada: Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has warned that should General Motors or Chrysler declare bankruptcy his Liberal government will not honor a provincial guarantee to make up pension shortfalls, threatening tens of thousands of retired auto workers with impoverishment: here.