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The TUC has strong and historic ties with the US trade union movement, the AFL-CIO , and the confederations exchange fraternal delegates at each other’s conferences. We have shared interests in organising, world trade and labour standards, and global solidarity (the AFL-CIO has a solidarity organisation – ACILS, or the Solidarity Center – with which the TUC works closely. AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka chairs the TUAC , and the AFL-CIO is a leading organisation in the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. The AFL-CIO now has 9 million members.


TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has sent a message of solidarity to the trade unionists of Wisconsin USA as they demonstrate in the state capital, Madison, on Saturday 10 March in support of the recall of Governor Walker, who, a year ago, tore up public sector workers' collective bargaining rights.
08 March 2012
Solidarity messages for the Save Our NHS - 7 March Rally from the national trade union centres of France, USA and Zimbabwe.
03 March 2012
The TUC has set up an e-action on our Going to Work website in solidarity with New York employees of the world famous Sotheby's auction house. We want British trade unionists to register their concerns with management in London about what their parent company in the US is doing, to...
02 October 2011
As part of a global campaign by trade unions to get union rights for workers employed in foreign subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber and telecommunication union General Secretaries Billy Hayes of the CWU and Paul Noon of Prospect have written to the German Ambassador in London.
21 June 2011
Union protestors concerned at the poor treatment of migrant tobacco workers in the United States are flying into London today (Thursday) to confront shareholders attending the annual general meeting of British American Tobacco (BAT).
28 April 2011
Unite Assistant General Secretary and TUC Executive Committee/General Council member Tony Burke spoke about inequality, collective bargaining and global solidarity at the TUC Wisconsin solidarity rally on Monday 4 April.
04 April 2011
Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK spoke about the human rights implications of developments in the US at the TUC solidarity rally with US workers and unions on Monday 4 April
04 April 2011
As part of the TUC's support for the US trade union movement's campaign to defend collective bargaining rights for public sector workers, the TUC held a solidarity rally on Monday 4 April. Professor Keith Ewing, Professor of Public Law, King's College London, and Vice President of the International Centre for...
04 April 2011
Today, the leadership of the British trade union movement have written to the US Ambassador to Britain calling for the right to collectively bargain for public sector workers in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
04 April 2011
The TUC is today (Monday) going to the American Embassy to raise concerns about the way that several American states have introduced anti-union laws as a reaction to the global economic crisis.
04 April 2011

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