United States

World OutGames: Human Rights Conference (Miami)

Date: 
26 May, 2017 to 28 May, 2017

PSI will be attending the upcoming World OutGames Human Rights Conference, a global gathering of internationally respected human rights activists, researchers, legal scholars and organizations, to be held in Miami, USA, 26-28 May 2017.

Financing for Development (FfD) forum (New York)

Date: 
22 May, 2017 to 25 May, 2017

A PSI delegation, part of the major group of workers and trade unions working in coordination with the Civil Society group for Financing for Development, will be attending the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD). PSI has a range of interests in the financing for development arena, including tax, trade, anti-privatisation, climate change and sustainable development.

Unions call on World Bank to cease investments in low-fee private schools

26 April 2017

Union leaders and education advocates joined forces on 21 April in front of the World Bank in protest of its continued support of for-profit education agencies in general, and specifically, Bridge International Academies.

Iranian student banned from returning to US despite renewed student visa

09 March 2017
Mehdi Zeyghami

Mehdi Zeyghami, a student in the United States since 2012, well knew that the procedures for obtaining a student visa could be difficult. However, he had no idea that the swearing in of a new US President would make a complicated procedure become practically impossible.

PSI Constitutional Meetings

27 February 2017

In New York, PSI affiliate 1199SEIU delivers letter to the Ambassador of Liberia to the US

20 February 2017

On February 17, joining the worldwide protests for the reinstatement of health workers Joseph S. Tamba and George Poe Williams, President and General Secretary of NAHWAL, respectively, Maria Castaneda on behalf of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East delivered a letter to the Ambassador Jeremiah C. Suluneth.

ITUC/Global Unions and World Bank/IMF High level meetings

Date: 
7 February, 2017 to 9 February, 2017

PSI is part of the trade union delegation attending the two and a half days meetings with the IMF and World Bank and will be represented as a discussant in the session on "Joint work towards universal social protection and healthcare"'.

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence

18 January 2017

The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, who was already in jail for nearly seven years, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release. Manning had been sentenced to 35 years for her role in leaking diplomatic cables to Wikileaks in 2010.

American Federation of Teachers Resolutions - 2016

31 December 2016

Click the links bellow to see the 2016 AFT resolutions.

New Workplace Standards to Curtail Workplace Violence in California Hospitals

25 October 2016

The workplace appears set to be safer for health workers in California hospitals, with the approval of new rules by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) which would make it compulsory for hospitals and other healthcare facilities to establish violence prevention protocols, with the active involvement of the workers.