United States

8 things you should know about the US Supreme Court case: Janus vs AFSCME

05 March 2018

And why it may represent one of the biggest attacks on trade union rights in recent decades.

Council of Global Unions calls for solidarity with American unions facing dangerous Supreme Court case

15 February 2018

The highest meeting of union federations has called on unions across the globe to stand in solidarity with American unions whose fundamental rights are under attack.

Global conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax: “Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals”

Date: 
16 February, 2018

As part of its global campaign for tax justice, PSI is co-hosting a side-event on 16 February at the First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax. The side event will focus on The role of tax policy in reducing intersecting inequalities and achieving the SDGs.

UN Commission for Social Development

Date: 
29 January, 2018 to 7 February, 2018

The 56th session of the UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) will take place in New York from 29 January to 7 February 2018. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development.

Trump's war against immigrants from poor countries (and against human rights)

16 January 2018

In only three days, from January 8 to 11, the president of the United States eliminated the Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran immigrants and said that El Salvador, Haiti and African nations are "shithole countries". His words were rejected by many people around the world. The president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) issued two strong statements.

AFSCME: tax bill showers billions in tax cuts on private corporations

22 December 2017

The stealth provision added to the tax bill most especially benefits real-estate investors such as the president, according to Forbes, which estimates that Trump could see tax cut of as much as $11 million for a single year.

AFT demands Healthcare NOW!

16 August 2017
Randi Weingarten, President of AFT, at the protest in Washington

“What do we want? Healthcare. When do we want it? Now!” These and other chants of protesters echoed off the white marble-clad U.S. Capitol during a recent protest led by Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.

Trump and NAFTA “modernization”

16 August 2017

The ensuing trade deficits and manufacturing job losses cast a shadow over this trade deal and led all three major candidates for the U.S. presidency in 2016 to reject the TPP and promise to “fix” NAFTA. Trump is following through on his promise, but that is not the whole story.

Charlottesville: AFSCME condemns "Nazi white nationalists"

16 August 2017
Photo: Rodney Dunning/Flickr/CC

PSI's affiliate, which has been on the front lines of civil rights and racial justice struggles for decades, has condemned the hateful acts displayed at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, August 12.

Accelerating Women’s Economic Empowerment to Achieve the 2030 Agenda

Date: 
17 July, 2017

PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, will be speaking on 17 July at the UNSG’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The HLP is a side event at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), currently taking place in New York.