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AFT protests Trump policies at UN Headquarters

20 June 2018

On World Refugee Day, the American Federation of Teachers organized a protest in front of the United Nations in New York to call for an immediate end to the policy of the Trump administration to separate families of migrants and refugees at the border.

American Federation of Teachers is filing a human rights complaint against Donald Trump

20 June 2018

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has taken steps to formally file a complaint with the United Nations. The zero tolerance policy that separates children from their families violates international law, including the UN Convention Against Torture and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. PSI urges affiliates to join the AFT campaign calling on the United Nation Human Rights Council to take immediate action.

PSI North America SUBRAC (Washington)

Date: 
14 June, 2018 to 15 June, 2018

PSI North American affiliates from the USA and Canada will be meeting in Washington 14-15 June. The meeting has a heavy agenda before it with a special focus on anti-privatization campaigns and trade issues.

UN Conference of State Parties to the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Date: 
12 June, 2018 to 14 June, 2018

PSI is participating for the first time in the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) held in New York from 12-14 June. PSI is also jointly organising a side event on 13 June, to identify how Social Dialogue is, or could be, used to ensure the implementation of the CRPD.

SEIU takes part in the "Poor People's Campaign"

23 May 2018

Services Employees International Union (SEIU), a PSI affiliate in the US, is joining the "Poor People's Campaign" pushing for better wages and union rights for the working poor. Originally led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr 50 years ago, this campaign is as important today as it was back then.

Oregon’s House of Representatives passes HOPE amendment on Health Care

20 March 2018
Nurses, legislators and community leaders support state constitutional amendment to recognize health care as a human right

The Oregon House of Representatives made history on 13 February 2018, voting to pass the HOPE amendment to amend Oregon’s Constitution and recognize health care as a fundamental right.

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.