Trade union

Garment workers on strike, New York City circa 1913
Early 19th century workplace militancy manifested in the Luddite riots, when unemployed workers destroyed labour saving machines.
Poster issued by the London Trades Council, advertising a demonstration held on 2 June 1873
Trade union demonstrators held at bay by soldiers during the 1912 Lawrence textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Eight-hour day march circa 1900, outside Parliament House in Spring Street, Melbourne
Costa Rican agricultural unions demonstration, January 2011
2011 National Trade Union Council (Zenrokyo) May Day march, Tokyo
Workers on strike in Oslo, Norway, 2012
Public sector workers in Leeds striking over pension changes by the government in November 2011
Child labourers in an Indiana glass works. Labor unions have an objective interest in combating child labour.
Cesar Chavez speaking at a 1974 United Farm Workers rally in Delano, California. The UFW during Chavez's tenure was committed to restricting immigration.
The Great Southwest Railroad Strike of 1886 was a trade union strike involving more than 200,000 workers.
A rally of the trade union UNISON in Oxford during a strike on 28 March 2006

Organization of workers intent on "maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment".

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Garment workers on strike, New York City circa 1913

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An overview of differences in spelling across English dialects.

Privatization

Privatization (also privatisation in British English) can mean several different things, most commonly referring to moving something from the public sector into the private sector.

Privatization (also privatisation in British English) can mean several different things, most commonly referring to moving something from the public sector into the private sector.

An overview of differences in spelling across English dialects.

Some reports show that the results of privatization are experienced differently between men and women for numerous reasons: when public services are privatized women are expected to take on the health and social care of dependents, women have less access to privatized goods, public sector employs a larger proportion of women than does the private sector, and the women in the public sector are more likely to be unionized than those in the private sector.

A propaganda poster of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Hanoi

Communist party

Political party that seeks to realize the socio-economic goals of communism.

Political party that seeks to realize the socio-economic goals of communism.

A propaganda poster of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Hanoi

Some trade unions and students', women's, peasants', and cultural organizations have been connected to communist parties.

World Federation of Trade Unions

WFTU poster urging solidarity with the Bolivian Workers' Center

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) is an international federation of trade unions.

The 13th century world-system, as described by Janet Abu-Lughod

Globalization

Process of interaction and integration among people, companies, and governments worldwide.

Process of interaction and integration among people, companies, and governments worldwide.

The 13th century world-system, as described by Janet Abu-Lughod
Portuguese carrack in Nagasaki, 17th-century Japanese Nanban art
The Silk Road in the 1st century
Native New World crops exchanged globally: Maize, tomato, potato, vanilla, rubber, cacao, tobacco
Lisbon in the 1570s had many Africans
The 1843 launch of the Great Britain, the revolutionary ship of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United Kingdom was a global superpower.
D.H. Comet, the world's first commercial jet airliner, entered service in 1949
With a population of 1.4 billion, China is the world's second-largest economy.
Singapore is the top country in the Enabling Trade Index.
U.S. Trade Balance and Trade Policy (1895–2015)
Dividends worth CZK 289 billion were paid to the foreign owners of Czech companies in 2016.
Shakira, a Colombian multilingual singer-songwriter, playing outside her home country
McDonald's is commonly seen as a symbol of Globalization, often called McDonaldization of global society
Use of chili pepper has spread from the Americas to cuisines around the world, including Thailand, Korea, China, and Italy.
The United Nations Headquarters in New York City
U.S. military presence around the world in 2007., the U.S. still had many bases and troops stationed globally.
From the documentary Ukraine Is Not a Brothel. Radical group Femen protest against the increase in sex tourism into Ukraine.
Scheduled airline traffic in 2009
2010 London Youth Games opening ceremony. About 69% of children born in London in 2015 had at least one parent who was born abroad.
The global digital divide: Computers per 100 people
The European Union–Mercosur free trade agreement, which would form one of the world's largest free trade areas, has been denounced by environmental activists and indigenous rights campaigners.
Hu Jintao of China and George W. Bush meet while attending an APEC summit in Santiago de Chile, 2004
As of 2017, there were 2,754 U.S. dollar billionaires worldwide, with a combined wealth of over US$9.2trillion.
Of the factors influencing the duration of economic growth in both developed and developing countries, income equality has a more beneficial impact than trade openness, sound political institutions, and foreign investment.
Worlds regions by total wealth (in trillions USD), 2018
Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev after signing the New START treaty in Prague, 2010
Anti-TTIP demonstration in Hannover, Germany, 2016
World Bank Protester, Jakarta, Indonesia
Differences in national income equality around the world as measured by the national Gini coefficient, as of 2018.
Countries by total wealth (trillions USD), Credit Suisse
Global share of wealth by wealth group, Credit Suisse, 2017
Immigrant rights march for amnesty, Los Angeles, on May Day, 2006
Deforestation of the Madagascar Highland Plateau has led to extensive siltation and unstable flows of western rivers.
a shows carbon footprint (CF) hotspots of foreign final consumption in China. b–d show carbon footprint hotspots of the consumption of the United States, Hong Kong, and Japan, respectively. Among all foreign regions, the United States, Hong Kong, and Japan have the largest CFs in China, contributing ~23.0%, 10.8%, and 9.0%, respectively, to the total foreign CF in China in 2012.

Critics of globalization argue that globalization results in weak labor unions: the surplus in cheap labor coupled with an ever-growing number of companies in transition weakened labor unions in high-cost areas.

The Australian Natives' Association, comprising Australian-born whites, produced this badge in 1911. Prime Minister Edmund Barton was a member of the Association. The badge shows the use of the slogan "White Australia" at that time.

White Australia policy

Term encapsulating a set of historical policies that aimed to forbid people of non-European ethnic origin, especially Asians and Pacific Islanders, from immigrating to Australia, starting in 1901.

Term encapsulating a set of historical policies that aimed to forbid people of non-European ethnic origin, especially Asians and Pacific Islanders, from immigrating to Australia, starting in 1901.

The Australian Natives' Association, comprising Australian-born whites, produced this badge in 1911. Prime Minister Edmund Barton was a member of the Association. The badge shows the use of the slogan "White Australia" at that time.
Eight-hour day march circa 1900, outside Parliament House in Spring Street, Melbourne.
Kanakas workers in a sugarcane plantation, circa 1870.
"Keep Australia White" poster used during the 1917 conscription referendum. The "No" campaign claimed that conscripted soldiers sent overseas would be replaced by non-white labour.
Dutch migrants arriving in Australia in 1954. Australia embarked upon a massive immigration programme following the Second World War and gradually dismantled the preferential treatment afforded to British migrants.
Sir Robert Menzies. The Menzies Government abolished the dictation test in 1958.
Harold Holt. The Holt Government effectively dismantled the White Australia policy.

Competition in the gold fields between European and Chinese miners, and labour union opposition to the importation of Pacific Islanders (primarily South Sea Islanders) into the sugar plantations of Queensland, reinforced demands to eliminate or minimize low-wage immigration from Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Callaghan in 1975

James Callaghan

British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980.

British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980.

Callaghan in 1975
Callaghan in 1947
Callaghan (second left) with finance ministers in The Hague, 1966
Callaghan in 1970 (left), with Prime Minister of Northern Ireland James Chichester-Clark
Callaghan and Dutch foreign minister Max van der Stoel in 1975
Callaghan (right) with US president Jimmy Carter in 1978
Callaghan (right) with Helmut Schmidt, Jimmy Carter and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing in Guadeloupe, 1979
Votes by party in the 1979 vote of no confidence in the Callaghan ministry. The motion passed by one vote.
Callaghan (right) with Kayode Soyinka in 1985
Callaghan's ashes were scattered in the flowerbed around the Peter Pan statue (pictured in 2008) at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital

Born into a working class family in Portsmouth, Callaghan left school early and began his career as a tax inspector, before becoming a trade union official in the 1930s; he served as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

Theatrical release poster

Norma Rae

1979 American drama film directed by Martin Ritt from a screenplay written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. The film is based on the true story of Crystal Lee Sutton— which was told in the 1975 book Crystal Lee, a Woman of Inheritance by reporter Henry P. Leifermann of The New York Times— and stars Sally Field in the titular role.

1979 American drama film directed by Martin Ritt from a screenplay written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. The film is based on the true story of Crystal Lee Sutton— which was told in the 1975 book Crystal Lee, a Woman of Inheritance by reporter Henry P. Leifermann of The New York Times— and stars Sally Field in the titular role.

Theatrical release poster
Sally Field's performance received critical acclaim and won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

The film follows Norma Rae Webster, a factory worker with little formal education in North Carolina who becomes involved in trade union activities at the textile factory where she works after her and her co-workers' health is compromised due to poor working conditions.

Australian Workers' Union

Australian Workers' Union Hall, Chillagoe, Queensland, ca. 1915
Union building named in honour of Clarrie Fallon, 1953
Eight-hour day march circa 1900, outside Parliament House in Spring Street, Melbourne.

The Australian Workers' Union (AWU) is one of Australia's largest and oldest trade unions.

General Confederation of Labour (France)

National trade union center, founded in 1895 in the city of Limoges.

National trade union center, founded in 1895 in the city of Limoges.

A CGT banner during a 2005 demonstration in Paris

It is the first of the five major French confederations of trade unions.

Garment workers on strike, New York City circa 1913

Labour council

Garment workers on strike, New York City circa 1913

A labour council, trades council or industrial council is an association of labour unions or union branches in a given area.